The role of cognitive skills in economic development

@article{Hanushek2008TheRO,
  title={The role of cognitive skills in economic development},
  author={Eric Alan Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann},
  journal={Munich Reprints in Economics},
  year={2008}
}
The role of improved schooling, a central part of most development strategies, has become controversial because expansion of school attainment has not guaranteed improved economic conditions. This paper reviews the role of cognitive skills in promoting economic well-being, with a particular focus on the role of school quality and quantity. It concludes that there is strong evidence that the cognitive skills of the population - rather than mere school attainment - are powerfully related to… Expand
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