The Jamaican Study

A new study reveals that a home-based early intervention for disadvantaged children had a significant impact on later-life earnings.

Published in the journal Science on May 30, 2014, a study by Professor Heckman, UC Berkeley economist Paul Gertler, and fellow researchers at the University of Chicago, the University of the West Indies, the World Bank and the University of London finds that a high-quality early childhood intervention boosted the earnings of disadvantaged children in Jamaica by 25%.