Perry Preschool: Intergenerational Effects Academic Papers View Academic Paper

Professor Heckman’s latest research on the Perry Preschoolers at midlife finds multi-generation gains for the participants and children of participants in the areas of education, health, employment and civic life. The research provides a compelling indication that early childhood education can be an effective way to break the cycle of poverty. Select download to access…

An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program View Academic Paper

Professor Heckman’s latest research is a critical analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. This research puts a widely-known voluntary home visiting program through its most rigorous analysis to date and finds short- and long-term impacts for mothers and their children. Select download to review the full academic paper. Learn more at The University…

Early Childhood Education View Academic Paper

Professor Heckman’s new paper detailing the benefits of high-quality early childhood education, the markers of high-quality programs and the need for society to increase access to these programs for more children. To view the one-pager on this paper, click here.

The Rate of Return to the HighScope Perry Preschool Program View Academic Paper

This academic paper re-analyzes the effects of the Perry Preschool Program and confirms the 7-10% rate of return previously estimated in “Schools, Skills, and Synapses.” It can be used to justify investment in high-quality preschool programs for disadvantaged children. This paper estimates the rate of return to the HighScope Perry Preschool Program, an early intervention…