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ERIC Number: ED501927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
The Technology of Skill Formation. NBER Working Paper No. 12840
Cunha, Flavio; Heckman, James
National Bureau of Economic Research
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.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.