NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Interventions That Improve Character and Cognition

James J. Heckman, Tim Kautz

NBER Working Paper No. 19656
Issued in November 2013

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This research was supported in part by the American Bar Foundation, the Pritzker Children's Initiative, the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, NICHD 5R37HD065072, 5R01HD054702, the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group--an initiative of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics--funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and an anonymous funder. We acknowledge the support of an European Research Council grant hosted by the University College Dublin, DEVHEALTH 269874. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funders or commentators mentioned here. We thank Linor Kiknadze and Edward Sung for valuable research assistance. We received helpful comments from Richard Boyle, Ron Diris, Maryclare Grin, Robert Lerman, Seong Hyeok Moon, Dan Moran, Maria Rosales, and Indra Wechsberg. A version of this paper appears in Heckman, Humphries, and Kautz (2014b): see Heckman and Kautz (2014b). 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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