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 James},
  journal={Journal of Political Economy},
  pages={2905 - 2946}
This paper studies the formation of math and verbal skills during compulsory education and their impact on educational attainment. Using longitudinal data that follow 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 present only in the production of math skills. Results on long-term educational outcomes indicate that verbal skills play a substantially greater role in… 
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