Research: Pre-school better predictor than university education of our success in life

Recent research and latest census (infographic) showed early education is a better predictor of one's later success in life. But America, including most of the rest of the world, is obsessed with choosing the right university and beyond. Are we focusing on the "wrong" level of education?

See below the return on investment in education as students get older (via Nobel-laureate and UChicago professor, James Heckman).

 

Heckman argues that brain development in the first five years of life provides the architecture on which all later brain development and learning is founded. Read more here.

If this is so, can we still help adults to learn in order to be more successful in their lives?

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Does this mean that we should start with talent management, talent management programs and talent management tools right after birth? Since I have 5 children, I may have some catching up to do...

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