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Author: America's Promise Alliance
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1. America's Promise Alliance
Every Child Every Promise: Turning Failure into Action
Report from America's Promise Alliance, Washington DC, Child Trends, 2006.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Child Trends, Inc.
Keyword(s): Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT); Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Child Development; Children; Cognitive Ability; Cognitive Development; Home Observation for Measurement of Environment (HOME); Human Capital; I.Q.; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Life Cycle Research; Parental Influences; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Skill Formation; Skills

[…M]illions of America's young people are not receiving nearly enough of the resources they need to become successful adults — or to ensure America's continued prosperity in the years ahead. We also know a significant proportion of young people do not believe that they will achieve their goals and aspirations. In fact, we estimate that more than two-thirds of our children and youth — 34 million Americans between ages 6 and 17 — are not receiving sufficient developmental resources that put them on a path to success in adulthood.

Investing in Our Young People — involves an econometric analysis by University of Chicago economists Dr. James Heckman, a Nobel Laureate, and Flavio Cunha. Investing in Our Young People analyzes data from the landmark National Longitudinal Study of Youth, 1979 (NLSY79) to determine the most effective way to invest in our young people. Heckman and Cunha identified low achieving white girls from the 1979 study who later became mothers of boys. Then they examined in detail the "investments" in cognitive and non-cognitive skills that the mothers' children had received, particularly family investments.

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America's Promise Alliance. "Every Child Every Promise: Turning Failure into Action." Report from America's Promise Alliance, Washington DC, Child Trends, 2006.