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Giving Kids a Fair Chance by James J. Heckman

Published By: A <i>Boston Review</i> Book. Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01913-2
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: Katrine V. Loken of University of Bergen
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.52.1.211.r4
Review Pages: 217-18

Book Review Abstract

Katrine V. Loken of University of Bergen reviews, "Giving Kids a Fair Chance" by James J. Heckman. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Twelve papers examine birth into disadvantaged families as the main source of inequality in America today. Papers focus on giving kids a fair chance; aiding the life cycle; the sources of inequality; the role of schools in solving social problems; and the most effective ways to invest public resources. Heckman is the corecipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics and Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago."


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Katrine V. Loken of University of Bergen


JEL Classifications

D31: Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions
D63: Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
D91: Intertemporal Consumer Choice; Life Cycle Models and Saving
I24: Education and Inequality
J12: Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse
J13: Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth


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