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Measuring Investment in Human Capital Formation: An Experimental Analysis of Early Life Outcomes

Orla Doyle, Colm Harmon, James J. Heckman, Caitriona Logue, Seong Moon

NBER Working Paper No. 19316
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank the European Research Council (ERC) for the Advanced Investigator Award to James J. Heckman, and the TCD/UCD Innovation Academy for their Bursary awarded to Caitriona Logue. The Northside Partnership (through the Irish Government Department of Children and Youth Affairs and The Atlantic Philanthropies) funds the evaluation of the Preparing for Life program. We would like to thank all those who supported this research including the PFL intervention staff and the UCD Geary Institute evaluation team. The UCD Human Research Ethics Committee, the Rotunda Hospital Ethics Committee and the National Maternity Hospital Ethics Committee granted ethical approval for this study. Helpful comments from seminar participants at University College London, University of Stirling, NUI Galway, Queens University Belfast, Royal Holloway University of London, ZEW Mannheim, University of Tasmania and University of Sydney are gratefully acknowledged. The usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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