Professor Heckman’s research proves that starting earlier has the greatest returns. Birth-to-three advocates can use Heckman’s ROI to advance investments that begin at birth. This presentation includes a break down of Professor Heckman’s ECE research and the key policy implications.
FAQ for The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Summary
Frequently asked questions regarding the research from Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program, ranging from explanation to how the 13% ROI was determined to clarifications around experiment criticisms. For reference, the research paper can be found here, and a summary of the research can be read here. 1. Why is the ROI higher?…
Perry Preschool: Intergenerational Effects FAQ View Page
Frequently asked questions regarding the research from Professor Heckman’s recent papers (The Perry Preschoolers at Late Midlife: A Study in Design-Specific Inference and Intergenerational and Intragenerational Externalities of the Perry Preschool Project), ranging from a deeper dive into the importance of birth-to-three programs to how the research differs from similar studies in the field. Access…
Perry Preschool: Intergenerational Effects Research Summary View Summary
Early childhood education strengthens families and can break the cycle of poverty. Professor Heckman’s newest research looks at the life outcomes of Perry Preschool participants at midlife, as well as the outcomes of their own children. After putting the data through a series of rigorous tests, Heckman and his co-author find that the original participants…
Going Forward Wisely: Professor Heckman’s Remarks from the White House Summit on Early Education View Presentation
On December 10, 2014, Professor Heckman addressed policymakers, advocates, philanthropists, scholars and members of the media at the White House Summit on Early Education. Click here to watch the video.