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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, 31 May, 2017
Other
This is an appendix for a study that estimates the life-cycle benefits and costs, rate of return, and benefit/cost ratio of the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE).
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-…
Herbst Chris M., April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper analyzes the US Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program administered during World War II. I first estimate its impact on maternal employment using a triple-differences model. I find that employment…
Cannon Jill S., Kilburn M. Rebecca, Karoly Lynn A., Mattox Teryn, Muchow Ashley, Buenaventura Maya, 2017
Literature Review
The past two decades have been characterized by a growing body of research from diverse disciplines--child development, psychology, neuroscience, and economics, among others--demonstrating the importance of establishing a strong foundation in the…
RAND Corporation, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Motivated by the growing knowledge of the importance of the first five years of life for promoting lifelong health and well-being, especially for children at greatest risk of poor outcomes, RAND researchers have conducted a series of reviews to…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Reports & Papers
Recognizing the importance of the first five years of life, states have been expanding their investments in an array of early childhood interventions designed to address early-life stressors and other factors that can compromise healthy child…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Other
This technical appendix provides additional information about the methodology used to derive the benefit-cost results presented in the body of the report. We first discuss the analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program and then the one-…
RAND Corporation, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In support of decisionmakers in New Hampshire considering options for expanding investments in early childhood, especially for the state's most vulnerable children, researchers from the RAND Corporation conducted an assessment of the landscape of…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…