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Research Summary: The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program

This two-page summary discusses the key takeaways of Professor Heckman’s latest research, “The Lifecycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.” The research shows that high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13% per year return on investment—a rate substantially higher than the 7-10% return previously established for preschool programs serving 3- to 4-year-olds. Significant gains are realized through better outcomes in education, health, social behaviors, and employment.

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https://heckmanequation.org/resource/research-summary-lifecycle-benefits-influential-early-childhood-program/