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…

Nurse-Family Partnership: Parental Education and Early Health Result in Better Child Outcomes View Summary

Read the latest summary of Professor Heckman’s research on the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program. This research puts a widely-known voluntary home visiting program through its most rigorous analysis to date and finds important short- and long-term impacts for mothers and their children. Learn more at The University of Chicago’s Center for The Economics of Human Development.…

The ABCs of Improving Health Outcomes with Early Childhood Development View Presentation

This presentation explains the research from economist James Heckman and colleagues showing that quality early childhood programs that incorporate health and nutrition help prevent chronic disease. Findings reveal substantially better health in the mid-30s with a lower prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as stroke and diabetes.

Health Research Toolkit View Toolkit

Clicking the “Download” button will send a zip file to your computer’s Downloads folder. High-quality early childhood development programs can reduce chronic disease and health care costs. Benefits include lower drug use and blood pressure in males, as well as better education outcomes and higher incomes as adults. This toolkit contains resources that explain Professor…

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?…

Research Summary: The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Summary

This two-page summary discusses the key takeaways of Professor Heckman’s latest research, “The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.” The research shows that high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13% per year return on investment—a rate substantially higher than the 7-10% return previously established for preschool programs serving 3- to…

The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program View Academic Paper

This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The program is a prototype for numerous interventions currently in place around the world. It has substantial beneficial impacts on (a)…