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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, 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, 31 May, 2017
This is an appendix for a study that estimates the life-cycle benefits and costs, rate of return, and benefit/cost ratio of the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE).
Kline Patrick, Walters Christopher R., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early-childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show that Head Start draws roughly a third of its…
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), June 2008
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
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
Ludwig Jens, Phillips Deborah A., March 2007
A discussion of issues related to the measurement of the benefits and costs of the Head Start program