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THE DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE: THEORY, MEASUREMENT, AND POLICIES

Attanasio, OP; (2015) THE DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE: THEORY, MEASUREMENT, AND POLICIES. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION , 13 (6) pp. 949-997. 10.1111/jeea.12159. Green open access

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Abstract

In this paper, I discuss a research agenda on the study of human capital accumulation in the early years, with a particular focus on developing countries. I discuss several methodological issues, from the use of structural models, to the importance of measurement and the development of new measurement tools. I present a conceptual framework that can be used to frame the study of human capital accumulation and view the current challenges and gaps in knowledge within such an organizing structure. I provide an example of the use of such a framework to interpret the evidence on the impacts of an early years intervention based on randomized controlled trial.

Type: Article
Title: THE DETERMINANTS OF HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION DURING THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE: THEORY, MEASUREMENT, AND POLICIES
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/jeea.12159
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Authors. Journal of the European Economic Association published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of European Economic Association This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Social Sciences, Economics, Business & Economics, MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES, NONCOGNITIVE SKILL FORMATION, EARLY CHILD-DEVELOPMENT, 5 BIRTH COHORTS, COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENT, RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, YOUNG-CHILDREN, WEIGHT-GAIN, FOLLOW-UP, NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1511151
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