Third Grade Social Skills and Later Attainment

Investigator: Greg Duncan

Funding: Foundation for Child Development

This project analyzes two longitudinal data sets to address the question of when children's academic and socio-emotional skills begin to matter for long-run attainment outcomes. Using Grades 3, 7, and 10 as baselines, measures of academic and socio-emotional skills are related to children's long-term outcomes as measured by on-time high school graduation, years of schooling completed, and job earnings after the age of 25, controlling for family composition at preschool and the child's individual characteristics to the extent possible.