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The Heterogeneous Effects of Early Track Choice on Cognitive and Non-cognitive Skills, with Maria Cotofan and Trudie Schils, Accepted for publication at Journal of Human Capital..
Personality Traits, Preferences and Educational Choices: a Focus on STEM, with Lex Borghans and Johan Coenen, Journal of Economic Psychology (2021), vol.84, 102361.
Should we sort it out later? The effect of tracking age on long-run outcomes, with Lex Borghans, Wendy Smits and Jannes de Vries (2020), Economics of Education Review, Vol. 75, 101973.
The Long-run Effects of Secondary School Track Assignment, with Lex Borghans, Wendy Smits and Jannes de Vries (2019), PLOS ONE 14(10): e0215493.
Solidarity between generations in multigenerational households: Old-age income as a way out of child poverty?, with Gerlinde Verbist and Frank Vandenbroucke, European Sociological Review, Vol. 36, no. 2, 317-332.
The Economics of Financing Higher Education, with Erwin Ooghe (2018),
Economic Policy, Vol. 33, no. 94, pp 265-314.
Don't Hold Back? The Effect of Grade Retention on Student Achievement, (2017), Education, Finance and Policy, Vol. 12, no. 3, pp 312-341.
The impact of pensions, transfers and taxes on child poverty in Europe: the role of size, pro-
poorness and child orientation
, with Frank Vandenbroucke en Gerlinde Verbist (201
7) Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp 745-775.

Allocating Instruction Time: How Language Instruction Can Affect Multiple Skills, Journal of Human Capital (2014), Vol. 8, no. 2, pp 161-198.



Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Life-
time Success
(2014), with Tim Kautz, James J. Heckman, Bas ter Weel and Lex Borghans,
OECD Report
Mapping At-risk-of-poverty Rates, Household Employment, and Social Spending, with Frank Van-
denbroucke (2014), in Cantillion, B. and Vandenbroucke F. (eds),
Reconciling Work and Poverty Reduction. How Successful are European Welfare States (pp 1-59), Oxford University Press,
Investeringen in persoonlijke ontwikkeling verbeteren sociaal-economische uitkomsten, with Lex
Borghans and Bas ter Weel, 2014
, Centraal Planbureau Policy Brief, 2014/08


The Teacher or the Test? An Analysis of the Long-run Predictive Power of School Achievement Indicators, with Lex Borghans and Trudie Schils, April 2019
Mind the Gap: The Role of Skill Dispersion for Future Attainment, with Mariana Tavares and Lex Borghans, January 2019
An Economic Analysis of the Optimal School Starting Age, with Lex
Borghans, December 2015


The Relation Between Non-Cognitive Skills and Early School Leaving, with Trudie Schils.
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