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Chittleborough Catherine R., Mittinty Murthy N., Lawlor Debbie A., Lynch John W., November/December 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Randomized controlled trial evidence shows that interventions before age 5 can improve skills necessary for educational success; the effect of these interventions on socioeconomic inequalities is unknown. Using trial effect estimates, and marginal…
Trumble Sarah, Hatalsky Lanae Erickson, October, 2014
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Low-income students start school already trailing their higher-income peers, and many will struggle for years without ever catching up. But that gap goes far beyond pure academics, and so too must the policies aimed at addressing it. To ensure we…
Weiland Christina, Yoshikawa Hirokazu, September/October 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Because most public preschool programs are means tested, children enrolled in these programs accordingly have peers from predominantly low-income families who present lower cognitive skills and more behavioral problems, on average. The present study…
Bumgarner Erin, Lin Meiko, May, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten cohort, this study investigates whether socioeconomic status (SES) moderates the association between center-based early childhood education (ECE) and…
Fitzpatrick Caroline, McKinnon Rachel D., Blair Clancy, Willoughby Michael T., April, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examine the extent to which executive functions (EFs), as opposed to other cognitive skills, account for socioeconomically based disparities in school readiness. Participants are 226 American children (aged 36-71 months) enrolled in either needs-…
Sylva Kathy, 2014
Other
Peer Reviewed
In the first volume of the Oxford Review of Education Jerome Bruner (1975) showed how the upbringing of the very young is influenced by poverty, and how different kinds of upbringing shape human development. He called the paper 'Poverty and…
Manfra Louis, Dinehart Laura H. B., Sembiante Sabrina F., January-March 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explores the effects of counting objects and reciting numbers in preschool on 1st-grade math performance. Data on 3,125 low-income preschoolers' (4- to 5-year-olds) counting abilities (orally reciting numerals in chronological order and…
Davis Elizabeth E., Carlin Caroline, Krafft Caroline, Tout Kathryn, January, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Instability in child care arrangements can negatively affect children's development, especially in low-income families. However, few studies have examined what predicts changes over time in child care arrangements. This paper presents findings from…
Buckingham Jennifer, Beaman Robyn, Wheldall Kevin, 2014
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Gaps in literacy ability between children from different socio-economic backgrounds are evident before formal schooling begins. Low income makes a minor contribution. Socio-economic status exerts its influence on early literacy primarily through its…
Schober Pia S., Spiess C. Katharina, December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We examine how children aged zero to 6 years with migration background and those who live with lone parents, or on low income or social assistance differ from other less disadvantaged groups in their use of formal ECEC services and non-formal…
Kim Jinhee, October-December 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study investigated views about children experiencing homelessness held by preservice teachers in an early childhood education program. Thirteen early childhood preservice teachers were actively involved in class discussion, reading, doing class…
Gormley, Jr. William T., Kitchens Karin E., Adelstein Shirley, July, 2013
Reports & Papers
A study of variation by socioeconomic status in the achievement test outcomes of children participating in universal prekindergarten in Tulsa, Oklahoma, based on achievement test scores, administrative data, and parent surveys
Gambaro Ludovica, Stewart Kitty, Waldfogel Jane, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
This paper examines how the quality of formal early childhood education and care is associated with children's background. By using different indicators of quality, the research also explored how the relationship varies depending on the way quality…
Duncan Greg J., Sojourner Aaron J., December, 2012
Reports & Papers
An estimation of the relationship of participation in a comprehensive early childhood development intervention to income-based differences in child cognitive development and school readiness, based on secondary analyses of data from the nationally…
Bartik Timothy J., Gormley, Jr. William T., Adelstein Shirley, December, 2012
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
An estimation of future adult earnings associated with participation in universal prekindergarten in Tulsa, Oklahoma, based on an analysis of student prekindergarten and kindergarten test scores and projections of the relationship of early test…