Human Capital Development Before Age Five

@article{Almond2010HumanCD,
  title={Human Capital Development Before Age Five},
  author={Douglas Almond and Janet Currie},
  journal={Labor: Demographics \& Economics of the Family eJournal},
  year={2010}
}
  • D. Almond, J. Currie
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science, Psychology
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal
This chapter seeks to set out what economists have learned about the effects of early childhood influences on later life outcomes, and about ameliorating the effects of negative influences. We begin with a brief overview of the theory which illustrates that evidence of a causal relationship between a shock in early childhood and a future outcome says little about whether the relationship in question is biological or immutable. We then survey recent work which shows that events before five years… Expand
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