Math Matters! The Importance of Mathematical and Verbal Skills for Degree Performance

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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 capitalQuantitative and verbal skillsDegree quality
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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