A top economist weighs in on one of the most urgent questions of our times what is the source of inequality and what is the remedy in giving kids a fair chance nobel prize winning economist james heckman argues that the accident of birth is the greatest source of inequality in america today . James j heckman giving kids a fair chance cambridge ma the mit press boston review books 2013 137 p over the last decade nobel prize winning economist james heckman has produced a fundamental set of writings on the economics of early childhood. In giving kids a fair chance nobel prize winning economist james heckman argues that the accident of birth is the greatest source of inequality in america today children born into disadvantage are by the time they start kindergarten already at risk of dropping out of school teen pregnancy crime and a lifetime of low wage work. Giving kids a fair chance by james j heckman was originally p u b lis h e d in e n g l i s h i n 2 0 1 3 this translation is published by arrangement with massachusetts. Giving kids a fair chance by j heckman jamesmit press cambridge mass 2013 pp 137
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