A Daedalus Special Issue written by Professor Heckman and published in January 2011.
A National Bureau of Economic Research working paper written by Professor Heckman and Tim Kautz on interventions that improve character and cognitive skills.
From the National Bureau of Economic Research working paper series, written by Professor Heckman and Professor Lakshmi Raut, published in May 2013.
A detailed and data-rich 80-slide presentation on the need to invest in early childhood education for disadvantaged children and the value it produces in economic returns. This presentation is helpful when introducing the Heckman Equation to those who want to see the data behind the Professor Heckman’s findings.
This is Professor Heckman’s well-known analysis of the Perry Preschool program, its economic benefits and the value of investing in quality early childhood development. The study finds that every dollar invested in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children provides a return of 7-10% per child, per annum. This paper discusses (a) the role of…