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The Economics, Technology and Neuroscience of Human Capability Formation

James Heckman

No 2875, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper begins the synthesis of two currently unrelated literatures: the human capital approach to health economics and the economics of cognitive and noncognitive skill formation. A lifecycle investment framework is the foundation for understanding the origins of human inequality and for devising policies to reduce it.

Keywords: Barker hypothesis; early childhood; sensitive periods; critical periods (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe, nep-hap, nep-hpe and nep-ltv
Date: 2007-06
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Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2007, 104 (33), 13250-13255

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