The Heckman Equation

Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics Professor James Heckman's work to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.

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Invest

Invest in educational and development resources for disadvantaged families to provide equal access to successful early human development.

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Develop

Nurture early development of cognitive and social skills in children from birth to age five.  

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Sustain

Sustain early development with effective education through to adulthood.

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Gain

Gain a more capable, productive and valuable workforce that pays dividends to America for generations to come.  

 

 

Our Funders

The dissemination of Prof. Heckman's work and that of his colleagues within the Pritzker Consortium of Early Childhood Development at the Harris School at the Univ. of Chicago is supported by the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation.

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NEW VIDEO: FIGHTING CHRONIC DISEASE

Watch Fighting Chronic Disease, a new short video featuring Professor Heckman on the long-lasting health effects of high-quality early childhood programs. Disadvantaged children who received coordinated health care, nutrition, and high-quality education starting shortly after birth and continuing through age five have a lower prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including stroke and diabetes, in adulthood.