Do skills and behaviors in high school matter? The contribution of noncognitive factors in explaining differences in educational attainment and earnings

  • Christy Lleras
  • Published 2008


Using data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS), this study examines the unique and collective impact of cognitive skills and noncognitive behaviors in high school on educational attainment and earnings for a tenth grade cohort, 10 years later in 2000. The results indicate that students with better social skills, work habits, and who… (More)


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