In an op-ed for The Hill, Prof. James Heckman and J.B. Pritzker write about the importance of combining early childhood education with greater access to preschool in order to promote social mobility across generations. Heckman and Pritzker urge the new administration to make child care more affordable by subsidizing quality early childhood education from birth to age three and then expanding access to quality preschool starting at age four.
James Heckman recently presented research on early childhood programs at The Aspen Forum on Children and Families in Washington, D.C. Professor Heckman shared findings on ABC/CARE, which were published last month as a working paper, “The Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.”
On January 17th, 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Professor Heckman discussed his latest research on a panel introduced by Shakira titled “Human Development is Economic Development: Early Childhood Programs and Skill Development”.
The relationship between intelligence and success is the subject of a recent working paper by HCEO Co-director James Heckman, IP network member Bart Golsteyn, MIP network member John Eric Humphries, and Lex Borghans. Professor Heckman told Bloomberg View that IQ is not a major determinant in a child’s future success. Only about 1 or 2 percent of income differences can be tied to IQ, the article notes.