ISER hosted an international workshop on Health and Skills Formation, organized by Professor Sonia Bhalotra and funded by a Newton Fund award from the ESRC.
The workshop was also supported by the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, an ESRC Research Centre at ISER.
A recent literature in economics, psychology and medicine suggests that health and non-cognitive skills (i.e. personality traits like confidence, willingness to take risk etc) in early life are an important ingredient to the creation of cognitive skills, and are predictive of employment and earnings.
The papers in this workshop investigate the causal mechanisms involved in creating health capital and in the formation of skills from health capital. Programme and abstracts can be downloaded at this link: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/2015/11/19/misoc-newton-fund-workshop-on-health-and-skills-formation
Eric Schneider (LSE), Sonia Bhalotra, (Essex), Sarah Cattan (IFS London), Pietro Biroli (Zurich), James Fenske (Oxford), Alessandro Tarozzi (Pompeu Fabra), Liang Bai (Edinburgh)
Date & time:
4 Dec 2015 09:00 am - 4 Dec 2015 17:00 pm
ISER Large Seminar Room, University of Essex Colchester campus