Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance
14 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2019
We find that mathematics skills have a stronger relationship to university performance than verbal skills. While both are predictive of degree completion and class of degree obtained, mathematics skills have a larger effect, and are particularly predictive of achieving a first-class honours degree and of high achievement in STEM courses.
Keywords: degree quality, quantitative and verbal skills, human capital
JEL Classification: I23
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