publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . Report . 2016

The Importance of Family Income in the Formation and Evolution of Non-Cognitive Skills in Childhood

Barbara Wolfe;
Open Access
  • Published: 25 Jul 2016 Journal: Economics of Education Review, volume 54, pages 143-154 (issn: 0272-7757, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
There is a well known positive association between family income and children's development, including health and academic performance. This relationship is a potentially importance factor in the intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic status and has been shown to be a robust finding across countries and time periods. In contrast, much less is known about the relationship between family income and other domains of children's development, such as noncognitive (or socio-emotional) skill formation. This is an important gap, as these non-academic skills have been hypothesized to be a critical link between early outcomes and adult socioeconomic status. Indeed...
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Education, Article

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