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The Determinants Of Human Capital Formation During The Early Years Of Life: Theory, Measurement, And Policies

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  • Orazio P. Attanasio
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    In this paper, I discuss a research agenda on the study of human capital accumulation in the early years, with a particular focus on developing countries. I discuss several methodological issues, from the use of structural models, to the importance of measurement and the development of new measurement tools. I present a conceptual framework that can be used to frame the study of human capital accumulation and view the current challenges and gaps in knowledge within such an organizing structure. I provide an example of the use of such a framework to interpret the evidence on the impacts of an early years intervention based on randomized controlled trial.

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    Article provided by European Economic Association in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2015)
    Issue (Month): 6 (December)
    Pages: 949-997

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:jeurec:v:13:y:2015:i:6:p:949-997
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