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The Economics, Technology and Neuroscience of Human Capability Formation

James J. Heckman

NBER Working Paper No. 13195
Issued in June 2007
NBER Program(s):   HE   ED   LS

This paper begins the synthesis of two currently unrelated literatures: the human capital approach to health economics and the economics of cognitive and noncognitive skill formation. A lifecycle investment framework is the foundation for understanding the origins of human inequality and for devising policies to reduce it.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13195

Published: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, August 14, 2007 vol. 104 no. 33 13250-13255

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