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The Effects of Two Influential Early Childhood Interventions on Health and Healthy Behaviors

Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto

NBER Working Paper No. 21454
Issued in August 2015

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Gabriella Conti is Senior Lecturer in Health Economics at the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London; and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London. James Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago; Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago; Co-Director of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group; a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation; and an affiliate of the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy \& Economics, University of Southern California. Rodrigo Pinto is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at UCLA. This research was supported in part by the American Bar Foundation,the Pritzker Children's Initiative, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, NICHD R37HD065072, R01HD54702, a grant from the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group –- an initiative of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), and an anonymous funder. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the funders or persons named here. We thank the editor and two anonymous referees, Chase Corbin and Sylvi Kuperman Rothkopf, as well as seminar participants at University of Chicago, Duke University, London School of Economics (CEP), Northwestern University, Princeton University, University College London, University of Essex (ISER), University of Sussex, University of Southern California (CESR) and University of Wisconsin for numerous valuable comments. 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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