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Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), July 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), June 30 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper quantifies the experimentally evaluated life-cycle benefits of a widely implemented early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. We join experimental data with non-experimental data using economic models to forecast its life-…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper quantifies the experimentally evaluated life-cycle benefits of a widely implemented early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. We join experimental data with non-experimental data using economic models to forecast its life-…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Raut L. K., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper formulates a structural dynamic programming model of preschool investment choices of altruistic parents and then empirically estimates the structural parameters of the model using the NLSY79 data. The paper finds that preschool investment…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Raut L. K., May, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper formulates a structural dynamic programming model of preschool investment choices of altruistic parents and then empirically estimates the structural parameters of the model using the NLSY79 data. The paper finds that preschool investment…
Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Spring 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
At the beginning of kindergarten, the math and reading achievement gaps between children in the bottom and top income quintiles amount to more than a full standard deviation. Early childhood education programs provide child care services and may…
Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., White Barry A. B., Ou Suh-Ruu, Robertson Dylan L., January/February 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A societal cost-benefit analysis of the Child-Parent Centers, based on findings from a complete cohort of over 1,400 program and comparison group participant data collected up to age 26
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Moon Seong Hyeok, Pinto Rodrigo, Savelyev Peter A., Yavitz Adam, February 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An estimation of the cost-benefit ratio and rate of return for the High/Scope Perry Preschool program, with a focus on the economic benefits and impact on crime
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), June 2008
Other
A discussion of the origins of abilities that predict adult success and the role that early childhood interventions can play in fostering these abilities in disadvantaged children
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Masterov Dimitriy V., April 2007
Other
An argument for investing in early intervention programs for young disadvantaged children on the grounds that participation in these programs increases economic productivity and skills and reduces crime
Bruner Charles, 2005
Reports & Papers
An examination of public investment in education and development by age, from birth through college, with estimates of potential benefits from increased investment in early learning and development programs
Bruner Charles, 2005
Executive Summary
Summary of an examination of public investment in education and development by age, from birth through college, with estimates of potential benefits from increased investment in early learning and development programs
Bruner Charles, Floyd Sheri L., Copeman Abby, 2005
Fact Sheets & Briefs

An overview of the economic repercussions linked to failures in meeting young children's essential needs