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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.”
February 9, 2017

James Heckman and J.B. Pritzker on Combining Quality Child Care with Preschool

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.