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Heckman Equation
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.
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.
The Early Learning Water Cooler Conference
Mar 24, 2015
On March 23, Professor Heckman gave the keynote address at the 7th Annual Early Learning Water Cooler Conference in Sacramento. The event, hosted by the Advancement Project.
Category  Economic Growth
4 Big Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood Development
Jan 21, 2015
  If you watched the State of the Union address, you know that improving the economy, strengthening the middle class and reducing the deficit are national pri.
The White House Summit on Early Education
Dec 15, 2014
On Wednesday, December 10, Professor Heckman addressed policymakers, advocates, philanthropists, scholars and members of the media at the White House Summit on Early Educat.
The Answer: A Scaffolding of Support
Sep 25, 2014
Professor Heckman was in Washington, D.C. earlier this month, taking part in a conversation at the Brookings Institution on reducing inequality and later participating in a.
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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