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Skill Formation and the Economics of Investing in Disadvantaged Children

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Science  30 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5782, pp. 1900-1902
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128898

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This paper summarizes evidence on the effects of early environments on child, adolescent, and adult achievement. Life cycle skill formation is a dynamic process in which early inputs strongly affect the productivity of later inputs.

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