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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Rate of Return to the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program

James J. Heckman, Seong Hyeok Moon, Rodrigo Pinto, Peter A. Savelyev, Adam Yavitz

NBER Working Paper No. 15471
Issued in November 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Lena Malofeeva and Larry Schweinhart of the High/Scope Foundation for their comments and their continued support of our ongoing collaboration. We are grateful to Dennis Epple, and two anonymous referees for their comments and to Steve Durlauf, Jeff Grogger and participants at the Public Policy and Economics seminar at the Harris School, University of Chicago, March, 2009. This research was supported by the Committee for Economic Development by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Partnership for America's Economic Success (PAES); the JB & MK Pritzker Family Foundation; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; and NICHD (R01HD043411). The views expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funders listed here. Supplementary materials may be retrieved from http://jenni.uchicago.edu/Perry/cba/. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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