ERIC Number: ED501995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Schools, Skills, and Synapses. NBER Working Paper No. 14064
Heckman, James J.
National Bureau of Economic Research
This paper discusses (a) the role of cognitive and noncognitive ability in shaping adult outcomes, (b) the early emergence of differentials in abilities between children of advantaged families and children of disadvantaged families, (c) the role of families in creating these abilities, (d) adverse trends in American families, and (e) the effectiveness of early interventions in offsetting these trends. Practical issues in the design and implementation of early childhood programs are discussed.
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Adults, Disadvantaged Youth, Differences, Advantaged, Family Role, Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Program Design, Program Implementation
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.