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The Technology of Skill Formation

Flavio Cunha and James Heckman

No 12840, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

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.

JEL-codes: I38 J13 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-01
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Published as Flavio Cunha & James Heckman, 2007. "The Technology of Skill Formation," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(2), pages 31-47, May.

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