Childhood Skill Development and Adult Political Participation

@article{Holbein2017ChildhoodSD,
  title={Childhood Skill Development and Adult Political Participation},
  author={John B. Holbein},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={111},
  pages={572 - 583}
}
Recent child development research shows that the psychosocial or noncognitive skills that children develop—including the ability to self-regulate and integrate in social settings—are important for success in school and beyond. Are these skills learned in childhood also important for adult political behaviors like voting? In this article, I use a unique school-based 20-year field experiment to explore whether children who develop psychosocial skills early on are more likely to vote in adulthood… Expand
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