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NEW RESEARCH
Dec 12, 2016
New research from Nobel Laureate economist James J. Heckman and colleagues finds that comprehensive, birth-to-age-five early childhood programs can produce higher economic .
Category  ROI
The Scandinavian Fantasy is an American opportunity to promote upward mobility.
Oct 04, 2016
New research by Professor Heckman and Rasmus Landerso of The Rockwool Foundation, The Scandinavian Fantasy: The Sources of Intergenerational Mobility in Denmark and U.S. is.
Starting ahead is better than catching up.
Jun 16, 2016
Children who receive quality early childhood education start ahead—and are more likely to experience long-term success. Kids who don’t have it spend more effort.
High quality outcomes endure.
May 25, 2016
Our newest short video highlights the benefits to children who receive high quality early childhood education, and refutes critics’ claims that gains fadeout. The vas.
Early Childhood Education: Making Sense of All the Research.
Dec 01, 2015
Tulsa, Tennessee, Quebec—we’ve seen a number of new studies on the effectiveness of early childhood education. Some say it works, others say it doesn’t. P.
Category  ROI
Quality Early Childhood Education: Enduring Benefits.
Oct 15, 2015
This article first appeared in The Hechinger Report on October 15, 2015.   Disadvantaged children who receive quality early childhood development have much.
Vanderbilt Pre-K Study: You get what you pay for
Oct 05, 2015
Vanderbilt University’s study of Tennessee’s Voluntary Preschool Program evaluates a low quality early childhood program using a flawed methodology. Randomizati.
Category  ROI
Lessons from Sesame Street
Jun 22, 2015
A recent study, Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street by Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine, has been generating interest and, unfortunately, genera.
Education Writers Association National Seminar Presentation
Apr 29, 2015
    Last week at the Education Writers Association’s 68th National Seminar in Chicago, Professor Heckman outlined a path forward for boosting .
Category  Economic Growth
Behind the Scenes: Heckman’s Research Center
Apr 16, 2015
  This week we thought we’d offer a rare peek behind the scenes at Professor Heckman’s research center. We recently visited the Center for the Eco.
Investing in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children from birth through age 5 will help prevent achievement deficits and produce better education, health, social and economic outcomes. Such investments will reduce the need for costly remediation and social spending while increasing the value, productivity and earning potential of individuals. In fact, every dollar invested in quality early childhood development for disadvantaged children produces a 7 percent to 10 percent return, per child, per year.
- Professor James Heckman
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