EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The Technology of Skill Formation

Flavio Cunha and James Heckman

No 2550, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper develops a model of skill formation that explains a variety of findings established in the child development and child intervention literatures. At its core is a technology that is stage-specific and that features self productivity, dynamic complementarity and skill multipliers. Lessons are drawn for the design of new policies to alleviate the consequences of the accident of birth that is a major source of human inequality.

Keywords: dynamic complementarity; skill multiplier; self productivity; accident of birth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J24 I38 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2007-01
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (852) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in: American Economic Review, 2007, 97 (2), 31-47

Downloads: (external link)
http://ftp.iza.org/dp2550.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: The Technology of Skill Formation (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: The Technology of Skill Formation (2007) Downloads
Working Paper: The Technology of Skill Formation (2004) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2550

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
IZA, Margard Ody, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) IZA, P.O. Box 7240, D-53072 Bonn, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Holger Hinte ().

 
Page updated 2019-06-18
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2550