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Giuseppe SORRENTI (University of Amsterdam) – “The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success*”

April 20 @ 12:15 pm

Séminaire Microéconomie : Tous les mercredis
Heure : 12h15 – 13h30
Date : 20 avril 2022
Salle : 3001

Giuseppe SORRENTI (Université d’Amsterdam) – “The Causal Impact of Socio-Emotional Skills Training on Educational Success*

Résumé : We study the long-term effects of a randomized intervention targeting children’s socio-emotional skills. The classroom-based intervention for primary school children has positive impacts that persist for over a decade. Treated children become more likely to complete academic high school and enroll in university. Two mechanisms drive these results. Treated children show fewer ADHD symptoms: they are less impulsive and less disruptive. They also attain higher grades, but they do not score higher on standardized tests. The long-term effects on educational attainment thus appear to be driven by changes in socio-emotional skills rather than cognitive skills.

Organisateurs :
Julien COMBE (Pôle d’Economie du CREST)
​​Roxana FERNANDEZ (Pôle d’Economie du CREST)
​​Matias NUNEZ (Pôle d’Economie du CREST)

Commanditaires :
CREST