NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility

James J. Heckman, Stefano Mosso

NBER Working Paper No. 19925
Issued in February 2014

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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 R37HD065072, R01HD054702, 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 also 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 Hideo Akabayashi, Gary Becker, Alberto Bisin, Marco Cosconati, Flavio Cunha, Steve Durlauf, Chris Flinn, Lance Lochner, Magne Mogstad, Derek Neal, Ananth Seshadri, and Robert Pollak for helpful comments. We thank Linor Kiknadze for exceptional research assistance. 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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