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Early Learning and Family Support
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Special Contribution from 7th Grader Max
by Max | 
May 06, 2014
The following essay was written by Max, a seventh grader at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee. Each year, the middle school students at Lausanne Collegiate S.
Getting our heads around Head Start
May 02, 2013
There has been much talk about Head Start and its effectiveness after President Obama recently proposed a comprehensive national plan for early childhood development. Oppon.
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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