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Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), March, 2020
Reports & Papers
This paper forecasts the life-cycle treatment effects on health of a high-quality early childhood program. Our predictions combine microsimulation using non-experimental data with experimental data from a midlife long-term follow-up. The follow-up…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper quantifies the experimentally evaluated life-cycle benefits of a widely implemented early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. We join experimental data with non-experimental data using economic models to forecast its life-…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
This paper quantifies the experimentally evaluated life-cycle benefits of a widely implemented early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. We join experimental data with non-experimental data using economic models to forecast its life-…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, 19 December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the long-term benefits from an influential early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. The program was evaluated by random assignment and followed participants through their mid-30s. It has substantial beneficial…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, 11 December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the large array of long-run benefits of an influential early childhood program targeted to disadvantaged children and their families. It is evaluated by random assignment and follows participants through their mid-30s. The…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, December, 2016
Reports & Papers
This paper estimates the long-term benefits from an influential early childhood program targeting disadvantaged families. The program was evaluated by random assignment and followed participants through their mid-30s. It has substantial beneficial…
Sorensen Lucy, Dodge Kenneth A., Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, March/April 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Numerous studies have shown that childhood interventions can foster improved outcomes in adulthood. Less well understood is precisely how--that is, through which developmental pathways--these interventions work. This study assesses mechanisms by…
Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., December, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation…
Muschkin Clara G., Ladd Helen F., Dodge Kenneth A., February, 2015
Reports & Papers
This study examines the community-wide effects of investments in two early childhood initiatives in North Carolina (Smart Start and More at Four) on the likelihood of a student being placed into special education. We take advantage of variation…
Campbell Frances A., Conti Gabriella, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Moon Seong Hyeok, Pinto Rodrigo, Pungello Elizabeth Puhn, Pan Yi, 28 March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
High-quality early childhood programs have been shown to have substantial benefits in reducing crime, raising earnings, and promoting education. Much less is known about their benefits for adult health. We report on the long-term health effects of…
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…
Campbell Frances A., Pungello Elizabeth Puhn, Burchinal Margaret, Kainz Kirsten, Pan Yi, Wasik Barbara H., Barbarin Oscar, Sparling Joseph, Ramey Craig T., July, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A longitudinal study of the effect of an early educational intervention on economic, socioemotional, and educational outcomes at age 30, based on data collected from 101 of the original low-income participants in the Abecedarian Project experiment…
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
Traill Saskia, Wohl Jen, 2004
Reports & Papers
An analysis of the impact of the child care industry on North Carolina's economy to improve efficiency of long term investments in child care industry and increase state's economic competitiveness
Campbell Frances A., Ramey Craig T., Pungello Elizabeth Puhn, Sparling Joseph, Miller-Johnson Shari, 2002
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An article presenting the effects at age 21 of the Abecedarian Project, an early intervention for at-risk children, on cognitive, educational, and social outcomes