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Heckman’s ’65 research on early childhood education featured

CC alumnus James Heckman ’65, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in economics, has spent his academic career researching the effectiveness of education and training programs. His conclusion is that investment in early childhood education, particularly for children from low-income families, pays extremely high returns. Last week, the New York Times published an interesting summary of Professor Heckman’s work (“Investments in Education May Be Misdirected“).

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