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Peter Savelyev and Kegon Tan
''Socioemotional Skills, Education, and Health-Related Outcomes of High-Ability Individuals''
We estimate the effects of education and five well-established socioemotional skills on essential life outcomes including health behaviors, health-related lifestyles, earnings, as well as general and mental health. We supplement results in papers that treat socioemotional skills as a single-dimensional variable and find important heterogeneity that a one-dimensional representation does not capture. By combining factor-analytic modeling with a powerful procedure to account for multiple-hypothesis testing, we control for the ability bias, for the measurement error in proxies of socioemotional skills, and for the family-wise error rate. We also contribute to the still controversial discussion about the causal effect of education on health-related outcomes by using alternative methods to the use of natural experiments. We use the Terman data, a unique longitudinal study.
Keywords: college education, Big Five personality taxonomy, health behaviors, lifestyles, earnings, health, longevity
JEL: I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare: General
J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics: General
Manuscript Received : May 20 2015 Manuscript Accepted : May 29 2015

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