Topic: Character Matters/Social & Emotional Skills
Skills gained from high quality programs persist for a lifetime. Watch Video
Early health, education and nutrition can drive better outcomes. Watch Video
Human Development is Economic Development View Presentation
A 2016, 22-slide presentation by Professor Heckman to the Larger Community Foundations Conference. This presentation offers evidence-based research to support bringing together stakeholders from across health, education, economic development, criminal justice and political parties to reduce inequality, increase human capital and foster economic vitality.
The Dynamics of Capability Formation Presentation View Presentation
Professor Heckman was invited to speak at the HDCA 2015 Conference as the keynote speaker for the Amartya Sen Lecture. The presentation offered recent research on the economics of creating flourishing lives, discussing the importance of cognitive skills, character skills and health.
Lessons from Sesame Street View Statement
A recent study, Early Childhood Education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street by Melissa Kearney and Phillip Levine, has been generating interest and, unfortunately, generalized comparisons with other early childhood programs. As noted by the authors, the study looks at the effects of access to Sesame Street, not at the value of Sesame Street versus…
Parenting Capacities View Share Graphic
The Heckman Equation View Share Graphic
This sharegraphic communicates the beneficial workforce outcomes of investing in early childhood development for disadvantaged children.
The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility View Academic Paper
This paper lays out the evidence on the importance of early life conditions in shaping multiple life skills. Authors James Heckman and Stefano Mosso find that parental engagement, stimulating interaction and attachment are essential for skill development and critical determinants of later-life success.
James Heckman muda a equação para a prosperidade americana. View Page
James Heckman muda a equação para a prosperidade americana.