Book reviews

James J. Heckman, Giving Kids a Fair Chance, Cambridge, Ma., The MIT Press, Boston Review Books, 2013, 137 p.

Lidia Panico  By the same author


Over the last decade, Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman has produced a fundamental set of writings on the economics of early childhood. Heckman argues that many of the economic, social and health inequalities currently seen in the US are rooted in the early childhood period and that the strong intergenerational transmission of advantage and disadvantage found in the country today means that (…)