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.
Results from a new working paper by HCEO Co-director James Heckman and co-authors show that high-quality early childhood program can yield up to a 13 percent return. “The Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program” details the costs and benefits of a long-term study of The Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE).