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Economics / Psychology
Noncognitive Skills and Their Development
Special Issue of Journal of Human Resources 43:4 (Fall 2008)
Edited by Thomas J. Kniesner and Bas ter Weel
These articles include recent research on ways to incorporate the noncognitive side of ability in economic theory and to empirically assess and explain its role in labor market and behavioral outcomes. Contributions investigate the extent to which assignment of workers is determined by traditional cognitive variables and by personality traits. Also presented in this collection is research on the role of noncognitive skills in explaining the labor market position of underrepresented groups and research that integrates the economic and psychological theory and evidence on noncognitive skills.
Thomas J. Kniesner is the Krisher Professor of Economics at the Center for Policy Research at Syracuse University. Bas ter Weel is head of the Department of International Economics at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
A listing of the articles is available at jhr.uwpress.org
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Special Issue of Journal of Human Resources 38: Supplement (2003)
Edited by John Karl Scholz and James P. Ziliak
These articles cover a wide range of topics related to income volatility and food assistance programs and evaluation of the safety net.
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