The Heckman Equation (quoted from his web site)
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 early and equal development of human potential.
Invest in educational and development resources for disadvantaged families to provide equal access to successful early human development.
Nurture early development of cognitive and social skills in children from birth to age five.
Sustain early development with effective education through to adulthood.
Gain a more capable, productive and valuable workforce that pays dividends to America for generations to come.
"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 Irving Harris Foundation, The Children's Initiative: A Project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, the McCormick Foundation, and an anonymous funder."A Real ROI