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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.

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Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Eales Lauren, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, August 20 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

IMPORTANCE Educational attainment is an underrecognized factor associated with racial disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Early childhood programs providing comprehensive family services can promote educational and socioeconomic…

Fung Nickie, Conroy Kara, Brown Elizabeth, Harding Jessica F., Holdbrook Jeanette, Rankin Max, Roemer Grace, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Grantees faced challenges in their efforts to create and sustain systems change. Connecting the child care and workforce development systems required establishing new partnerships and progress sometimes stalled due to organizational change and…

Fung Nickie, Harding Jessica F., Brown Elizabeth, Conroy Kara, Holdbrook Jeanette, Roemer Grace, Rankin Max, June 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

SWFI grantees worked toward the overarching goal of removing child care barriers faced by working families in need of training by facilitating parents’ access to child care and child care subsidies. Addressing child care needs is crucial in…

Reynolds Arthur J., Eales Lauren, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 22 March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the scarcity of effective obesity prevention programs, there is a pressing need for innovative and scalable models that begin early in life and break risk cycles. Promising evidence exists that multisystemic preschool programs can promote…
Herbst Chris M., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program that was administered throughout the U.S. during World War II. I begin by estimating the impact of the Lanham Act on…
Chase Richard A., Diaz Jose, Valorose Jennifer, May, 2011
Reports & Papers
An estimation of the cost savings produced by investments in state-funded preschool programs for at-risk children in Illinois and of the potential additional savings from increasing funding for these programs
Schaefer Stephanie A., Gates Susan L., Kiernan Mike, March, 2011
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the economic impacts of Illinois investments in early care and education programs in 2009
Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., White Barry A. B., Ou Suh-Ruu, Robertson Dylan L., January/February 2011
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A societal cost-benefit analysis of the Child-Parent Centers, based on findings from a complete cohort of over 1,400 program and comparison group participant data collected up to age 26
Illinois Action for Children, March 2010
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the economic impact of the child care and early education industry on the economy in Cook County, Illinois
Schaefer Stephanie A., Gates Susan L., Kiernan Mike, March, 2010
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the economic impacts of Illinois investments in early care and education programs
Warner Mildred, Liu Zhilin, 2006
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An analysis of the regional economic impact of the child care sector, as compared to the agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors, using state-level input-output models
Illinois Action for Children, Chicago Metropolis 2020, Illinois Facilities Fund, 2005
Reports & Papers
A report contending that the early care and education (ECE) industry provides significant financial benefits to the state of Illinois
Golin Stacie, Mitchell Anne (Anne W.), Wallen Margery, 2003
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the cost of universal access to preschool program quality in Illinois
Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., Ou Suh-Ruu, 2003
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the effect of Chicago Child-Parent Centers (CPC) on the well-being of children, based on a sample of 1,539 low-income children participating in the Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS)
Reynolds Arthur J., Temple Judy A., Robertson Dylan L., Mann Emily A., 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A cost benefit analysis of the federally funded Chicago Child-Parent Center program using data from the Chicago Longitudinal Study from a cohort of children born in 1980