Labor market returns to an early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica

  title={Labor market returns to an early childhood stimulation intervention in Jamaica},
  author={Paul Gertler and James J. Heckman and Rodrigo Lamas Vieira Pinto and Arianna Zanolini and Christel M. J. Vermeersch and Susan Walker and Susan M. Chang and S Grantham-mcgregor},
A substantial literature shows that U.S. early childhood interventions have important long-term economic benefits. However, there is little evidence on this question for developing countries. We report substantial effects on the earnings of participants in a randomized intervention conducted in 1986–1987 that gave psychosocial stimulation to growth-stunted Jamaican toddlers. The intervention consisted of weekly visits from community health workers over a 2-year period that taught parenting… CONTINUE READING
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