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November 8, 2017

HCEO Conference on the The Gut Microbiome in Human Biology and Health

The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is hosting a conference on the Gut Microbiome in Human Biology and Health organized by Katherine Amato and Christopher Kuzawa.
November 2, 2017

James J. Heckman Gives Keynote Address at INET’s Reawakening Conference

Center director James J. Heckman gave a keynote address on intergenerational issues at the INET Reawakening Conference, held October 21-23 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
October 4, 2017

Professor Heckman Gives Lecture on Early Childhood Education in Brazil

CEHD Director James J. Heckman recently gave a lecture on ways to promote economic and social opportunity in Brazil. The event, “The challenges of early childhood: Why investing in children from zero to 6 years will change Brazil,” was organized by Exame and VEJA magazines and supported by the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Femsa Foundation, and United Way Brazil.
July 24, 2017

New Research: An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program, by James J. Heckman et al.

In a new working paper James J. Heckman and co-authors analyze a randomized control trial of the widely-known Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program that took place in Memphis in 1990. The program provided home visits with nurses to disadvantaged, first-time mothers from pregnancy until two years after birth. NFP aimed to improve the long-term success of disadvantaged children “by promoting healthy maternal behaviors and by fostering parenting skills.” This paper evaluates the impact through age 12.