Cognition and Risky Behaviour: An International Study

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dc.description.abstract This paper analyses the impact of cognitive skills during childhood or adolescence on risky behaviours in six countries. The empirical strategy relies on a structural factor model that takes into account the inherent measurement errors in cognitive test scores and also for the influence of the family and the environment on the measurements of latent skills. Using longitudinal surveys in Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, we found considerable effects of skills on a set of relevant outcomes. We show our results are robust to different specifications which includes controlling for socio-emotional skills. en
dc.title Cognition and Risky Behaviour: An International Study en
dc.contributor.author Urzúa, Sergio
dc.contributor.author Sarzosa, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Espinoza, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Miyamoto, Koji
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-23T20:26:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-23T20:26:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-23
dc.identifier.uri http://lacer.lacea.org/handle/123456789/61262
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Cognitive Skills
dc.subject Risky Behaviours
dc.subject Structural Estimation
dc.subject Latent Factor Models
dc.type Working Paper

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