The ROI That Matters: Investing in Kids and Families to Build a New Economy

One of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty is to invest in children and families in the earliest years. How do we apply groundbreaking research on children's and parents’ health and educational attainment to ensure that the next generation is poised to transform and maintain America's role in the world? Nobel Prize winner James Heckman and early childhood entrepreneur Jackie Bezos share perspectives.

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

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