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Fourth Quarter 2011

Babies, Brains, and Abilities

How early investments in education shape life outcomes

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Research, data, and lectures from James Heckman on early childhood education and human capital development

The Carolina Abecedarian Project at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

HighScope Perry Preschool Study

Ramey, Craig T., and Sharon L. Ramey. "Head Start: Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children Living in Poverty." In Ron Haskins and W. Steven Barnett (eds.), Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy. The Brookings Institution and the National Institute for Early Education Research, 2010.

Bartik, Timothy J. "Why Investing in Kids Makes Sense for Local Economies." W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research newsletter, April 2011, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 1-3.

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