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April 21, 2017

The Center’s Early Childhood Research Featured in the New York Times

“The Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program,” a recent working paper by Center Director James Heckman, Jorge Luis García, and co-authors, was featured this week in a New York Times article on the importance of high-quality early childhood education. The article notes the multi-generational benefits of early childhood investment.
April 12, 2017

HCEO Announces Winner of Dissertation Prize

The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is pleased to announce the winner of its first-ever dissertation prize, Eric Chyn. He submitted the dissertation “Moved to Opportunity: The Long-Run Effect of Public Housing Demolition on Labor Market Outcomes of Children.”
March 2, 2017

Research Network Pilot Grant Applications Are Now Open

We are pleased to announce that the Center’s Research Network On The Determinants Of Life Course Capabilities and Outcomes initiative is now accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program.
February 24, 2017

James J. Heckman Responds to New Study on Fadeout

The Center’s director James J. Heckman published a letter in the Washington Post Thursday in response to a new study that claims “that the cognitive gains of early-childhood education programs fade over time.” The study, Heckman writes, “ignores an overwhelming body of recent evidence documenting that so-called fadeout doesn’t exist.”