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Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

Kline Patrick, Walters Christopher R., November, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We use data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early childhood education program in the United States. Head Start draws roughly a third of its participants from competing preschool…
Kline Patrick, Walters Christopher R., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early-childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show that Head Start draws roughly a third of its…
Walters Christopher R., October, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper uses data from a randomized evaluation of Head Start to answer two questions: (i) How much do short-run causal effects vary across Head Start centers? and (ii) Do observed inputs explain this variation? I find that the cross-center…
Walters Christopher R., October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Studies of small-scale "model" early-childhood programs show that high-quality preschool can have transformative effects on human capital and economic outcomes. Evidence on the Head Start program is more mixed. Inputs and practices vary widely…