A New Cost-Benefit and Rate of Return Analysis for the Perry Preschool Program: A Summary

19 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last revised: 18 Sep 2010

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James J. Heckman

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); American Bar Foundation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Seong Moon

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

Rodrigo R. Pinto

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

Peter A. Savelyev

College of William and Mary - Department of Economics

Adam Yavitz

University of Chicago - Department of Economics

Date Written: July 2010

Abstract

This paper summarizes our recent work on the rate of return and cost-benefit ratio of an influential early childhood program.

Suggested Citation

Heckman, James J. and Moon, Seong and Pinto, Rodrigo R. and Savelyev, Peter A. and Yavitz, Adam, A New Cost-Benefit and Rate of Return Analysis for the Perry Preschool Program: A Summary (July 2010). NBER Working Paper No. w16180. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1636649

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Rodrigo R. Pinto

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