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The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment


Laura Rosendahl Huber


University of Amsterdam

Randolph Sloof


University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB); Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA)

Mirjam Van Praag


University of Amsterdam - Department of Economics; Copenhagen Business School; Tinbergen Institute; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)


IZA Discussion Paper No. 6512

Abstract:     
The aim of this study is to analyze the effectiveness of early entrepreneurship education. To this end, we conduct a randomized field experiment to evaluate a leading entrepreneurship education program that is taught worldwide in the final grade of primary school. We focus on pupils' development of relevant skill sets for entrepreneurial activity, both cognitive and non-cognitive. The results indicate that cognitive entrepreneurial skills are unaffected by the program. However, the program has a robust positive effect on non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills. This is surprising since previous evaluations found zero or negative effects. Because these earlier studies all pertain to education for adolescents, our result tentatively suggests that non-cognitive entrepreneurial skills are best developed at an early age.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: skill formation, field experiment, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship

JEL Classification: L26, I21, J24, C93

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Date posted: May 5, 2012  

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Rosendahl Huber, Laura and Sloof, Randolph and van Praag, Mirjam, The Effect of Early Entrepreneurship Education: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6512. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2051355

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Laura Rosendahl Huber (Contact Author)
University of Amsterdam ( email )
Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands
Randolph Sloof
University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics & Business (FEB) ( email )
Roetersstraat 11
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands
+31 20 525 5241 (Phone)
+31 20 525 4310 (Fax)
Tinbergen Institute - Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam (TIA) ( email )
Gustav Mahlerplein 117
Amsterdam, 1082 MS
Netherlands
Mirjam Van Praag
University of Amsterdam - Department of Economics ( email )
Roetersstraat 11
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands
+31 20 525 4096 (Phone)
+31 20 525 4182 (Fax)
Copenhagen Business School ( email )
Kilevej 14A
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark
Tinbergen Institute
Gustav Mahlerlaan
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Schaumburg-Lippe-Str. 7 / 9
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
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