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.
The lecture took place on September 25. Professor Heckman shared recent research on skill formation and early childhood development. He also discussed effective policies to foster social inclusion and to reduce economic inequality in Brazil.