Sánchez, Alan (2017). The structural relationship between early nutrition, cognitive skills and non-cognitive skills in four developing countries. Economics & Human Biology, 27(A), 33-54

The author provides evidence about how skills are acquired during childhood. Early height is found to have an effect on cognitive and non-cognitive skills. The effect of early height on cognitive skills more than doubles that for non-cognitive skills. The impact of early height on non-cognitive skills is indirect.