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A new study reveals that a home-based early intervention for disadvantaged children had a significant impact on later-life earnings.
A study by Professor Heckman and UC Berkeley economist Paul Gertler et al. examines the impact of a home-based early childhood intervention conducted in Jamaica by researchers at the University of the West Indies. Their findings reinforce the value of high-quality home visiting programs, parent-child interactions, and cognitive and social stimulation for infants and toddlers in reducing inequality and promoting economic growth. Read the research paper as it appeared in the journal Science or download a two-page research summary.