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Skill Formation and the Economics of Investing in Disadvantaged Children

by J. J. Heckman

Web Supplement


Cameron, Stephen V. and Heckman, James J., (1999). "Can Tuition Policy Combat Rising Wage Inequality?" in M. Kosters, ed., Financing College Tuition: Government Policies and Educational Priorities. Washington, DC: AEI Press.

Carneiro, Pedro and Heckman, James J. (2002). "The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-Secondary Schooling," Economic Journal, 112(482): 705-734.

Carneiro, Pedro and Heckman, James J. (2003). "Human Capital Policy," in J. Heckman, A. Krueger and B. Friedman, eds. Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies? . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Cunha, Flavio and Heckman, James J. (2006). "Formulating, Identifying and Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation." Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.

Cunha, Flavio, Heckman, James J., Lochner, Lance J. and Masterov, Dimitriy V. (2006). " Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation ," forthcoming in Handbook of the Economics of Education , edited by E. Hanushek and F. Welch. Amsterdam: North Holland.

Heckman, James J., Larenas, Maria Isabel and Urzua, Sergio (2004). "Accounting for the Effect of Schooling and Abilities in the Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Achievement Test Scores," Unpublished manuscript, University of Chicago, Department of Economics.

Heckman James J. and Masterov, Dimitriy V. "The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children." Committee on Economic Development, Working Paper No. 5, September, 2004.

Heckman, James J., Stixrud, Jora and Urzua, Sergio. (2006). " The Effects of Cognitive and Noncognitive Abilities on Labor Market Outcomes and Social Behavior ," forthcoming in Journal of Labor Economics .

Knudsen, Eric I., Heckman, James J., Cameron, Judy and Shonkoff,
Jack P. (2006). "Economic, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives
on building America’s future workforce
," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 103(27): 10155-10162.

Raudenbush, Stephen. (2005). "Schooling, Statistics and Poverty:
Measuring School Improvement and Improving Schools
." Presented as the Inaugural Lecture, Division of the Social Sciences, February 22, 2005.

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