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Symposium on Child Development and Parental Investment: Introduction

47 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2016  

Marco Francesconi

University of Essex; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

James J. Heckman

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); American Bar Foundation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Abstract

This paper introduces the EJ Symposium on Child Development by reviewing the literature and placing the contributions of the papers in the Symposium in the context of a vibrant literature.

Keywords: child development, education, dynamic complementarity

JEL Classification: H43, I21, I24, J13, J24

Suggested Citation

Francesconi, Marco and Heckman, James J., Symposium on Child Development and Parental Investment: Introduction. IZA Discussion Paper No. 9977. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2790014

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