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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…
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…
Bishop-Josef Sandra J., Doster Steve, Watson Sara D., Taggart Amy Dawson, November, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Citing multiple studies and sources of data, this brief compiles research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in early childhood and on the STEM skills gap in Pennsylvania. Identifying the current and future need for a STEM skilled…
Nelson Ashlyn Aiko, Brodnax NaLette, Fischer Lauron, September, 2016
Executive Summary
The purpose of this economic impact report is to assess the estimated benefits and costs of investing in high quality, state-funded preschool programs for three- and four-year-old Hoosier children. The report evaluates the landscape of early…
Karoly Lynn A., Fall 2016
Other
Peer Reviewed
To make this type of economic evidence more useful as part of the preschool policy debate, I set three goals: first, to identify the key challenges in measuring the economic returns from preschool programs; second, to summarize the range of…
Rossin-Slater Maya, Wust Miriam, September, 2016
Reports & Papers
We study the impact of targeted high quality preschool over the life cycle and across generations, and examine its interaction with a health intervention during infancy. Using administrative data from Denmark together with variation in the timing of…
Horowitz Michelle, August, 2016
Bibliographies
This document identifies and cites selected publications on financing early care and education, focusing on financing policy, calculating costs, financing strategies, and workforce compensation.
Bartik Timothy J., Belford Jonathan A., Gormley, Jr. William T., Anderson Sara, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this paper, benefits and costs are estimated for a universal pre-K program, provided by Tulsa Public Schools. Benefits are derived from estimated effects of Tulsa pre-K on retention by grade 9. Retention effects are projected to dollar benefits…
Bartik Timothy J., Belford Jonathan A., Gormley, Jr. William T., Anderson Sara, August, 2016
Reports & Papers
In this paper, benefits and costs are estimated for a universal pre-K program, provided by Tulsa Public Schools. Benefits are derived from estimated effects of Tulsa pre-K on retention by grade 9. Retention effects are projected to dollar benefits…
Jassal Mandeep S., Riekert Kristin A., Borrelli Belinda, Rand Cynthia S., Eakin Michelle N., July, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Introduction: This study determines if expenditures associated with implementing a combined motivational interviewing (MI) and Head Start-level education program (MI+Education), as compared to education alone, yield cost savings to society. Methods…
Taheri Sema A., Welsh Brandon C., July, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of after-school programs (ASPs) on delinquency. Mixed results from some well-known evaluations, a wide range of modalities, and continued interest in and…
Georgia State University. School of Policy Studies, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, June, 2016
Reports & Papers
This study, a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, builds on a similar 2008 study by quantifying the daily…
Carl Vinson Institute of Government, Georgia State University. School of Policy Studies, June, 2016
Executive Summary
This study, a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government and Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, builds on a similar 2008 study by quantifying the daily…