Gema Zamarro

University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform

Professor and 21st Century Endowed Chair in Teacher Quality

201 Graduate Education Building

Fayetteville, AR 72701

United States

Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)

635 Downey Way

Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332

United States

http://works.bepress.com/gema_zamarro/

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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“  My current research focuses on the measurement and development of non-cognitive skills, the study of the determinants of teacher turnover decisions, and the study of gender gaps in Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) fields  ”

Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Effects of Dual-Language Immersion on Students’ Academic Performance

EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-09
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2016
American University, American Councils for International Education, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation and Portland Public Schools
Downloads 553 (52,604)

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Language immersion; English language learners; Student achievement; Urban education; Language education

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When Students Don't Care: Reexamining International Differences in Achievement and Non-Cognitive Skills

EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-18
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 22 Oct 2016
Gema Zamarro, Collin Hitt and Ildefonso Mendez
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics
Downloads 412 (75,686)
Citation 10

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Non-Cognitive Skills, PISA study, Survey Effort, Test Effort

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Can Parents’ Growth Mindset and Role Modelling Address STEM Gender Gaps?

EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-07
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 20 Feb 2017
Albert Cheng, Katherine Kopotic and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 325 (99,155)
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STEM gender gaps, growth mindset, role modelling effects

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Gender Gaps in Math Performance, Perceived Mathematical Ability and College STEM Education: The Role of Parental Occupation

EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-21
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Lina Anaya, Frank P. Stafford and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Economics and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 266 (123,002)
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STEM gender gaps; perceived ability; self-efficacy; college major; parental occupations

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What Explains the Gender Gap in Financial Literacy? The Role of Household Decision-Making

RAND Working Paper Series WR- 762
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Jul 2010
RAND Corporation, RAND Corporation, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Southern California - Sol Price School of Public Policy
Downloads 257 (127,563)
Citation 24

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Understanding a Vicious Cycle: Do Out-of-School Suspensions Impact Student Test Scores?

EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-09
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2017
Kaitlin Anderson, Gary Ritter and Gema Zamarro
Michigan State University, Saint Louis University School of Education and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 209 (155,922)

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school discipline, exclusionary discipline, academic impacts, causal inference

Finance for All: The Impact of Financial Literacy Training in Compulsory Secondary Education in Spain

Banco de Espana Working Paper No. 1502
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 04 Feb 2015
Laura Hospido, Ernesto Villanueva and Gema Zamarro
Banco de España - Research Department, Banco de España - Research Department and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 167 (191,054)
Citation 54

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financial education, impact evaluation, selection bias

Finance for All: The Impact of Financial Literacy Training in Compulsory Secondary Education in Spain

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8902
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Mar 2015
Laura Hospido, Ernesto Villanueva and Gema Zamarro
Banco de España - Research Department, Banco de España - Research Department and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 38 (470,717)

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financial education, impact evaluation, selection bias

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An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment

EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-002
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Feb 2019
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and Saint Louis University School of Education
Downloads 196 (165,651)

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college access, randomized experiment, campus visits, psychological barriers

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Measuring Teacher Conscientiousness and its Impact on Students: Insight from the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database

EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-05
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 25 Apr 2016
Albert Cheng and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 184 (175,389)
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Does Retirement Impact Health Care Utilization?

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2015-032
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Norma Coe and Gema Zamarro
University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 152 (206,761)
Citation 2

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health, retirement, health care utilization, preventive care

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College Readiness, Student Expectations and Success: The Role of Non-Cognitive Skills

EDRE Working Paper No. 2018-04
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 14 May 2018
Malachi Nichols, Julie R. Trivitt and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 145 (214,905)

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Higher Education, College, Non-cognitive Skills, Expectations, Business, Engineering

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Retirement Effects on Health in Europe

RAND Working Paper No. WR-588
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Jun 2008
Norma Coe and Gema Zamarro
University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 144 (216,095)
Citation 17

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retirement, health, behaviors

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How Does Retirement Impact Health Behaviors? An International Comparison

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2015-033
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 13 Jan 2016
Norma Coe and Gema Zamarro
University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 141 (221,073)
Citation 1

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health, retirement, health behaviors, instrumental variables

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Dimensions of Subjective Well-Being

CESR Working Paper No. 2013-005
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 01 Oct 2013
Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, University of Southern California - Center for Economic & Social Research, Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 133 (230,239)
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Subjective Well-Being, Response Scales, Life Satisfaction

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Family Labor Participation and Child Care Decisions: The Role of Grannies

RAND Working Paper Series WR- 833
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Feb 2011
Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 128 (237,115)
Citation 7

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Binary Choice, Female Labor Participation, Child Care Decisions, Simultaneous Estimation, Panel Data

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Citation 28

Retirement Patterns of Couples in Europe

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7926
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Laura Hospido and Gema Zamarro
Banco de España - Research Department and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 54 (406,097)

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joint retirement, social security incentives

Retirement Patterns of Couples in Europe

CESR Working Paper No. 2013-006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 01 Oct 2013
Laura Hospido and Gema Zamarro
Banco de España - Research Department and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 47 (432,295)
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joint retirement, social ecurity incentives

Retirement Patterns of Couples in Europe

Banco de Espana Working Paper No. 1317
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Nov 2013
Laura Hospido and Gema Zamarro
Banco de España - Research Department and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 26 (534,845)
Citation 26

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Joint retirement, Social security incentives

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Comparing and Validating Measures of Character Skills: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample

EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-08
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 09 May 2016
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Harvard University and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 119 (250,495)
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character skills, grit, conscientiousness, behavioral tasks, survey effort

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Comparisons of Student Perceptions of Teacher's Performance in the Classroom: Using Parametric Anchoring Vignette Methods for Improving Comparability

EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-01
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro, Vera DeBerg and Collin Hitt
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Independent and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 104 (275,566)
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Self-reported measures, teacher quality, reference group bias, anchoring vignettes methods, PISA study.

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Teacher Qualifications and Middle School Student Achievement

RAND Education Working Paper No. 671-IES
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 02 Jul 2009
Richard Buddin and Gema Zamarro
The RAND Corporation - Santa Monica CA Offices and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 94 (294,611)
Citation 5

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Teacher quality, teacher licensure, student achievement, middle school, two-level fixed effects, education production function

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Teacher Effectiveness in Urban High Schools

RAND Education Working Paper No. 693-IES
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Sep 2009
Richard Buddin and Gema Zamarro
The RAND Corporation - Santa Monica CA Offices and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 92 (298,601)
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Teacher quality, teacher licensure, student achievement, high school, two-level fixed effects, education production function

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Does Retirement Make You Happy? A Simultaneous Equations Approach

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2014-310
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Feb 2015
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Faculty of Management (ESG), Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, University of Southern California - Center for Economic & Social Research and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 84 (316,017)
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Pension reform, well-being, Financial consequences of retirement, depressive symptoms, life satisfaction

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Further Validation of Survey Effort Measures of Relevant Character Skills: Results from a Sample of High School Students

EDRE Working Paper No. 2018-07
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Oct 2018
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Pennsylvania - Department of Psychology and University of Colorado at Boulder
Downloads 82 (320,657)
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Survey Effort, Character Skills, Teacher Reports, High School Performance

The Intergenerational Transmission of Noncognitive Skills and Their Effect on Education and Employment Outcomes

EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-04
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
Ildefonso Mendez and Gema Zamarro
University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 42 (452,920)

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culture, civic capital, child qualities, non-cognitive skills, education, employment

The Intergenerational Transmission of Noncognitive Skills and Their Effect on Education and Employment Outcomes

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2015-015
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 11 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
Ildefonso Mendez and Gema Zamarro
University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 35 (484,896)
Citation 2

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culture, civic capital, child qualities, non-cognitive skills, education, employment

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Does Retirement Induced Through Social Security Pension Eligibility Influence Subjective Well-Being? A Cross-Country Comparison

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2013-301
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jan 2014
Arie Kapteyn, Jinkook Lee and Gema Zamarro
Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research - University of Southern California, University of Southern California - Center for Economic & Social Research and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 76 (335,302)
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subjective well-being, Social Security, retirement

Personality as a Predictor of Unit Nonresponse in Panel Data: An Analysis of an Internet-Based Survey

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2016-014
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Oct 2016
Albert Cheng, Gema Zamarro and Bart Orriens
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and Center for Economic and Social Research
Downloads 40 (461,856)

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attrition, internet panel data, personality traits, paradata

Personality as a Predictor of Unit Nonresponse in Panel Data: An Analysis of an Internet-Based Survey

EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-12
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Sep 2016
Albert Cheng, Gema Zamarro and Bart Orriens
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and Center for Economic and Social Research
Downloads 30 (510,912)
Citation 1

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attrition, internet panel data, personality traits, paradata

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Identifying Naturally-occurring Direct Assessments of Social-emotional Competencies: The Promise and Limitations of Survey and Assessment Disengagement Metadata

EDRE Working Paper No. 2018-06
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Sep 2018
NWEA, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 68 (356,672)

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Social-emotional learning; metadata; test disengagement; survey effort

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Does Financial Literacy Contribute to Food Security?

International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics: ISSN 2147-8988, E-ISSN: 2149-3766 Vol. 4 No. 1, Special Issue, 2015, pp. 1-19
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 06 Feb 2016
Katherine Grace Carman and Gema Zamarro
RAND Corporation and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 67 (359,520)

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household food security, literacy, household budget, household expenditure

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How Can We Accurately Measure Whether Students are Gaining Relevant Outcomes in Higher Education?

EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-03
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
University of Southern California, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Teachers College, Columbia University and Universidad de los Andes, Colombia - Department of Economics
Downloads 67 (359,520)
Citation 1

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aggregate residuals, evaluation, fixed effects, higher education, labor outomes, random effects, theory-based models.

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Accounting for Heterogeneous Returns in Sequential Schooling Decisions

CentER Discussion Paper No. 2006-21
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 22 May 2006
Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 65 (365,124)
Citation 1

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schooling, selection models, heterogeneity, sequential decisions, policy evaluation

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Induced Entry into the Social Security Disability Program: Using Past SGA Changes as a Natural Experiment

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2012-262
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Sep 2012
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy, RAND Corporation and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 53 (403,152)

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Social Security Disability Insurance, benefit offset policy, Substantial Gainful Activity

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Comparing Performance of Methods to Deal with Differential Attrition in Lottery Based Evaluations

EDRE Working Paper No. 2016-15
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 07 Oct 2016
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Michigan State University, American University and RAND Corporation
Downloads 45 (432,104)

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Differential Attrition, Bounding Methods, Simulation

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Non-Cognitive Abilities and Spanish Regional Differences in Student Performance in PISA 2009

EDRE Working Paper No. 2015-05
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Aug 2015
University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Murcia and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 44 (435,923)
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Non-cognitive skills, perseverance, resilience, academic performance, PISA study, Spain.

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Testing, Teacher Turnover and the Distribution of Teachers across Grades and Schools

EDRE Working Paper No. 2020-01
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Feb 2020
Dillon Fuchsman, Tim R. Sass and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, Georgia State University - Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 42 (443,909)

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Teacher turnover, High-stakes Testing, Accountability Pressure, Difference-in-differences approach

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Disentangling Disadvantage: Can We Distinguish Good Teaching from Classroom Composition?

CESR-Schaeffer Working Paper No. 2014-001
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Jan 2014
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, RAND Corporation, University of Southern California - Department of Economics and American University
Downloads 40 (452,287)
Citation 1

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value-added models, Monte Carlo simulation, teacher quality, classroom composition

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Local Labor Market Conditions, Principals’ Leadership, Conscientiousness, and Beginning Teacher Turnover: A Study During the Great Recession

EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-01
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 24 Jan 2019
Dillon Fuchsman and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 37 (464,858)

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teacher turnover, Great Recession, non-cognitive skills, local labor markets

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Parental Occupational Choice and Children's Entry into a Stem Field

EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-16
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Sep 2019
Albert Cheng, Katherine Kopotic and Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform and University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 35 (473,765)

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occupational choice, intergenerational occupational transmission; STEM gender gaps

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Alternative Measures of Non-Cognitive Skills and Their Effect on Retirement Preparation and Financial Capability

EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-22
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 10 Nov 2017
Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 30 (497,726)

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Financial Capability; Retirement Preparation; Non-cognitive Skills

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Alternative Measures of Noncognitive Skills and Their Effect on Retirement Preparation and Financial Capability

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2017-365
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 22 Jan 2018
Gema Zamarro
University of Arkansas - Department of Education Reform
Downloads 26 (519,537)

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Financial Capability; Retirement Preparation; Noncognitive Skills