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Eliciting Maternal Expectations about the Technology of Cognitive Skill Formation

Flávio Cunha, Irma Elo, Jennifer Culhane

NBER Working Paper No. 19144
Issued in June 2013

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We thank Dalton Banks, Michelle Gifford, Debbie Jaffe, Snejana Nihtianova, Ben Sapp, and Cheryl Tocci for excellent research assistance. We are grateful to Orazio Attanasio, Jere Behrman, Pietro Biroli, Hanming Fang, Limor Golan, Katja Kaufmann, James Heckman, Pedro Mira, Krishna Pendakur, Matt Wiswall, and Ken Wolpin for their comments in different stages of this research. We also thank participants at the Early Childhood Development and Human Capital Accumulation conference at University College London, the Institute for Research on Poverty's Summer Workshop at the University of Wisconsin ‐ Madison, the Children’s Human Capital Development workshop at Aarhus University in Denmark, the CES‐ifo conference on the Economics of Education, the Conference on the Economics of the Family at the University of Chicago and seminar participants at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Insper São Paulo, CHPPP at the Harris School, the International Food and Policy Research Institute, Duke University, the EPGE/FGV Rio de Janeiro, the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, UCI, and the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. This research was supported by grant INO12‐00013 from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. All remaining errors are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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