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Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance

Judith Delaney () and Paul Devereux ()

No 201928, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin

Abstract: We find that mathematics skills have a stronger relationship to university performance than verbal skills. While both are predictive of degree completion and class of degree obtained, mathematics skills have a larger effect, and are particularly predictive of achieving a first-class honours degree and of high achievement in STEM courses.

Keywords: Human capital; Quantitative and verbal skills; Degree quality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2019-11
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