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Non-cognitive skills development should be an intentional outcome of our education system

  • matthew laplante
  • October 22, 2018

This year marks the 30th anniversary of political economist Andrew Weiss’ seminal paper demonstrating that the relationship between high school graduation and earnings can be explained by non-cognitive factors — such as a lower propensity to quit — rather than the simple accumulation of knowledge. Twenty years after that revelation, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman