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The Path to College Education: The Role of Math and Verbal Skills

  title={The Path to College Education: The Role of Math and Verbal Skills},
  author={Esteban M. Aucejo and Jonathan G. James},
This paper studies the formation of math and verbal skills during compulsory education and their impact on adult outcomes. We introduce a novel method to estimate dynamic, nested CES production functions. Using a rich panel database that follows a cohort of students in England from elementary school to university, we find that the production functions of math and verbal skills are inherently different, where cross-effects are only present in the production of math skills. Results on long-term… Expand
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