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Elango Sneha, Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Hojman Andres, 12 December, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper organizes and synthesizes the literature on early childhood education and childcare. In it, we go beyond meta-analysis and reanalyze primary data sources in a common framework. We consider the evidence from means-tested demonstration…
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…
Currie Janet, Rossin-Slater Maya, Winter 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
Mounting evidence across different disciplines suggests that early-life conditions can have consequences on individual outcomes throughout the life cycle. Relative to other developed countries, the United States fares poorly on standard indicators…
Lynch Robert G., Vaghul Kavya, December, 2015
Reports & Papers
This study describes and analyzes the benefits and costs of investing in a public, voluntary, high-quality universal prekindergarten program made available to all 3- and 4-year-olds across the United States. By breaking down these benefits and costs…
Elango Sneha, Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Hojman Andres, 12 November, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper organizes and synthesizes the literature on early childhood education and childcare. In it, we go beyond meta-analysis and reanalyze primary data sources in a common framework. We consider the evidence from means-tested demonstration…
Elango Sneha, Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Hojman Andres, November, 2015
Reports & Papers
This paper organizes and synthesizes the literature on early childhood education and childcare. In it, we go beyond meta-analysis and reanalyze primary data sources in a common framework. We consider the evidence from means-tested demonstration…
Jones Michael, November, 2015
Book Reviews
Peer Reviewed
At the 2014 White House Summit on Early Education, over $1 billion in private, philanthropic, and federal funding was devoted to pre-K and other early childhood interventions. This amount is a small fraction of the $79 billion that is proposed for…
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…
O'Donnell Kelly, October, 2015
Other
The availability of child care is of vital importance to the US economy. Over the last two decades, however, child care has come to be recognized as more than just a support for working parents and the care and education of young children has come…
Michel Sonya, Fall 2015
Other
Peer Reviewed
For the past decade or so, the "social investment" paradigm has been sweeping policy debates across Western Europe and the United States, especially in the domain of Early Childhood Education and Care, where the ideas of economist James Heckman have…
Baker Michael, Gruber Jonathan, Milligan Kevin, September, 2015
Reports & Papers
Past research has demonstrated that positive increments to the non-cognitive development of children can have long-run benefits. We test the symmetry of this contention by studying the effects of a sizeable negative shock to non-cognitive skills due…
Havnes Tarjei, Mogstad Magne, July, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
We assess the case for universal child care programs in the context of a Norwegian reform which led to a large scale expansion of subsidized child care. We use non-linear difference-in-differences methods to estimate the quantile treatment effects…
Illinois Action for Children, July, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief on the economic impact of Early Care and Education looks at this industry through an economic lens--considering the industry's contributions to the Illinois economy. It also re-examines government savings and the workforce impact of Early…
O'Donnell Kelly, May, 2015
Other
We now know that high quality early care and education (ECE) helps prepare children, particularly those most at risk for poor educational outcomes, for success in school, careers, and the community. Because it contributes to the preparedness and…
Schirle Tammy, May, 2015
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using a difference-in-differences estimator, I find the Canadian Universal Child Care Benefit has significant negative income effects on the labour supply of married individuals. The likelihood of lower-educated mothers to participate in the labour…