Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.
You can filter your results by keyword, date, resource type, topic, location (state in which the data were collected), grant (federally funded grant that supported the research), publisher, funder, and author. And you can indicate whether to include resources with data from all states, full text, and peer-reviewed research.
Duncan Greg J., Magnuson Katherine A., Spring 2013
Reports & Papers
At the beginning of kindergarten, the math and reading achievement gaps between children in the bottom and top income quintiles amount to more than a full standard deviation. Early childhood education programs provide child care services and may…
Kilburn M. Rebecca, Karoly Lynn A., 2008
A review and synthesis of research literature on the economic costs and benefits of early childhood programs
RAND Corporation, 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of a review and synthesis of research literature on the economic costs and benefits of early childhood programs
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), 2008
A discussion of investing in early intervention programs for young disadvantaged children on the grounds that participation in these programs increases economic productivity
Karoly Lynn A., Kilburn M. Rebecca, Bigelow James H., Caulkins Jonathan P., Cannon Jill S., Chiesa James, 2001
A report summarizing the methodological issues in developing a cost benefit analysis for early childhood programs and their implications for the Starting Early Starting Smart intervention.
Karoly Lynn A., Kilburn M. Rebecca, Bigelow James H., Caulkins Jonathan P., Cannon Jill S., 2001
Reports & Papers
A discussion of issues for policymakers to consider in assessing the direct, monetary costs and benefits to early childhood intervention programs, based on information from the assessment of Starting Early Starting Smart (SESS)