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The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children

James J. Heckman, Dimitriy V. Masterov

NBER Working Paper No. 13016
Issued in April 2007
NBER Program(s):   CH   ED   PE   PR

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

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13016

Published: James J. Heckman & Dimitriy V. Masterov, 2007. "The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children," Review of Agricultural Economics, American Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 29(3), pages 446-493, 09.

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