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The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes: Introduction to the Symposium

The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes: Introduction to the Symposium The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes: Introduction to the Symposium Bas ter Weel Journal of Human Resources, Volume 43, Number 4, Fall 2008, pp. 729-737 (Article) Published by University of Wisconsin Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/jhr.2008.0014 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/466645/summary Access provided at 20 Feb 2020 02:57 GMT from JHU Libraries The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes Introduction to the Symposium Bas ter Weel I. Introduction Most of the economic literature has focused on the acquisition of and returns to investments in cognitive skills when trying to explain labor market out- comes. Only a few economists have emphasized the importance of noncognitive skills to predict labor market and behavioral outcomes. Until now, it has been rather unclear what noncognitive skills are (and how they can be measured) and how they influence labor market and behavioral outcomes. For instance, cognitive skills are assessed by language and mathematical compo- sites or by aptitude and ability tests. Most people agree that these tests are useful tools. The literature on cognitive tests and the measurement of intelligence shows that one dominant factor is underlying cognitive processes, which we can label general intel- ligence, g. Noncognitive skills http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes: Introduction to the Symposium

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 43 (4) – Apr 4, 2012

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The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes: Introduction to the Symposium Bas ter Weel Journal of Human Resources, Volume 43, Number 4, Fall 2008, pp. 729-737 (Article) Published by University of Wisconsin Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/jhr.2008.0014 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/466645/summary Access provided at 20 Feb 2020 02:57 GMT from JHU Libraries The Noncognitive Determinants of Labor Market and Behavioral Outcomes Introduction to the Symposium Bas ter Weel I. Introduction Most of the economic literature has focused on the acquisition of and returns to investments in cognitive skills when trying to explain labor market out- comes. Only a few economists have emphasized the importance of noncognitive skills to predict labor market and behavioral outcomes. Until now, it has been rather unclear what noncognitive skills are (and how they can be measured) and how they influence labor market and behavioral outcomes. For instance, cognitive skills are assessed by language and mathematical compo- sites or by aptitude and ability tests. Most people agree that these tests are useful tools. The literature on cognitive tests and the measurement of intelligence shows that one dominant factor is underlying cognitive processes, which we can label general intel- ligence, g. Noncognitive skills

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Published: Apr 4, 2012

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