Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance
|Title:||Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance||Authors:||Delaney, Judith M.; Devereux, Paul J.||Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11201||Date:||Nov-2019||Online since:||2019-11-15T09:31:09Z||Abstract:||We find that mathematics skills have a stronger relationship to university performance than verbal skills. While both are predictive of degree completion and class of degree obtained, mathematics skills have a larger effect, and are particularly predictive of achieving a first-class honours degree and of high achievement in STEM courses.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. School of Economics||Start page:||1||End page:||12||Series/Report no.:||UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2019/28||Keywords:||Human capital; Quantitative and verbal skills; Degree quality||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers|
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