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THE EFFECT OF SCHOOLING ON COGNITIVE SKILLS
Linnaeus Univ, Kalmar, Sweden..
Univ Calif San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093 USA..
Uppsala University, Units outside the University, Office of Labour Market Policy Evaluation. Inst Evaluat Labour Market, Kalmar, Sweden.
Linnaeus Univ, Kalmar, Sweden..
2015 (English)In: Review of Economics and Statistics, ISSN 0034-6535, E-ISSN 1530-9142, Vol. 97, no 3, 533-547 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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To identify the causal effect of schooling on cognitive skills, we exploit conditionally random variation in the date Swedish males take a battery of cognitive tests in preparation for military service. We find an extra ten days of school instruction raises scores on crystallized intelligence tests (synonyms and technical comprehension tests) by approximately 1% of a standard deviation, whereas extra nonschool days have almost no effect. In contrast, test scores on fluid intelligence tests (spatial and logic tests) do not increase with additional days of schooling but do increase modestly with age.

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2015. Vol. 97, no 3, 533-547 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-269763DOI: 10.1162/REST_a_00501ISI: 000357928900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-269763DiVA: diva2:885461
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-12-18 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved

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