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The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children

James Heckman and Dimitriy V. Masterov ()
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Dimitriy V. Masterov: University of Michigan

No 2725, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper presents a productivity argument for investing in disadvantaged young children. For such investment, there is no equity-efficiency tradeoff.

Keywords: noncognitive skills; early childhood investment; cognitive skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H52 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-04
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Published in: Review of Agricultural Economics, 2007, 29 (3), 446-493

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