EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The causal impact of socio-emotional skills training on educational success

Giuseppe Sorrenti (), Ulf Zölitz, Denis Ribeaud and Manuel Eisner

No 343, ECON - Working Papers from Department of Economics - University of Zurich

Abstract: We study the long-term effects of a randomized intervention targeting children’s socio-emotional skills. The classroom-based intervention for primary school children has positive impacts that persist for over a decade. Treated children become more likely to complete academic high school and enroll in university. Two mechanisms drive these results. Treated children show fewer ADHD symptoms: they are less impulsive and less disruptive. They also attain higher grades, but they do not score higher on standardized tests. The long-term effects on educational attainment thus appear to be driven by changes in socio-emotional skills rather than cognitive skills.

Keywords: Socio-emotional skills; randomized intervention; child development; school tracking (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C93 I21 I24 I26 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-edu and nep-ure
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/wp/econwp343.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success (2020) Downloads
Working Paper: The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success (2020) 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:zur:econwp:343

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in ECON - Working Papers from Department of Economics - University of Zurich Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Marita Kieser ().

 
Page updated 2020-07-25
Handle: RePEc:zur:econwp:343