Measuring skills in developing countries


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Author: Laajaj, Rachid; Macours, Karen


Measures of cognitive, noncognitive and technical skills are increasingly used in development economics to analyze determinants of skills formation, the role of skills in economic decisions or simply because they are potential confounders. Yet in most cases, these measures have only been validated in developed countries. This paper tests the reliability and validity of some of the most commonly used skills measures in a rural developing context. [The authors] administrated a survey with a series of skills measurement to more than 900 farmers in western Kenya, and asked the same questions...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Research; Economics

Keywords: Measurement; Economic factor; Economic impact; Human capital; Case study; Survey

Geographic subjects: Kenya; Africa

Published: Paris, France: Paris School of Economics, 2017

Physical description: 80 p.

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 127.793

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