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Socioemotional skills, education, and health-related outcomes of high-ability individuals / Peter Savelyev (College of William & Mary, Vanderbilt University and IZA), Kegon T.K. Tan (University of Rochester) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserSavelyev, Peter A. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Tan, Kegon T.K. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, December 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11213
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-145765 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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We use the high IQ Terman sample to estimate relationships between education, socioemotional skills, and health-related outcomes that include health behaviors, lifestyles, and health measures across the lifecycle. By both focusing on a high IQ sample and controlling for IQ in regression models, we mitigate ability bias due to cognitive skill. In addition, we control for detailed personality measures to account for socioemotional skills. We model skills using factor analysis to address measurement error and adopt a powerful stepdown procedure to account for multiple hypothesis testing. We find that among high IQ subjects, education is linked to better health-related outcomes, in contrast to previous evidence. Conscientiousness, Openness, Extraversion, and Neuroticism are linked to various health-related outcomes across the lifecycle. Furthermore, we find that accounting for a comprehensive set of skills, measurement error, and multiple hypothesis testing not only provides greater confidence in several established relationships but also generates novel results.