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Barr Andrew, Gibbs Chloe, October, 2017
Reports & Papers
Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We explore how the effects of the…
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…
Sorensen Lucy, Dodge Kenneth A., Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, March/April 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Numerous studies have shown that childhood interventions can foster improved outcomes in adulthood. Less well understood is precisely how--that is, through which developmental pathways--these interventions work. This study assesses mechanisms by…
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…
Green Beth L., Ayoub Catherine, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Von Ende Adam, Furrer Carrie Jean, Chazan-Cohen Rachel, Vallotton Claire, Klevens Joanne, July, 2014
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The high societal and personal costs of child maltreatment make identification of effective early prevention programs a high research priority. Early Head Start (EHS), a dual generational program serving low-income families with children prenatally…
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, 2014
Other
This report examines the role high-quality early education programs can play in crime prevention and cost savings in the state of California. It highlights examples from programs in other states where academic, employment, and incarceration rate…
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, 2014
Executive Summary
This summary discusses the role high-quality early education programs can play in crime prevention and cost savings in the state of California.
Schweinhart Lawrence J., December, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study was designed to provide experimental evidence of the effects of a preschool program on young children living in poverty. It began as a program evaluation but now, half a century later, serves as a test of the long-term effects and return…
Manning Matthew, Smith Christine, Homel Ross, May, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Economic evaluation of crime prevention-focused early intervention programs have generally been carried out by using analytic methods such as cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-savings. The authors argue that there are significant gaps in…
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2013
Other
A discussion of the role that investing in early learning programs can play in crime prevention
Schindler Holly S., Yoshikawa Hirokazu, 2012
Other
Our essay is laid out as follows. In section I, we review relevant pathways, with a focus on child- and parent-based pathways, through which preschool has the potential to prevent crime and behavior problems. In section II, we review interventions…
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Washington, 2012
Other
A discussion of the role that early learning programs can play in crime prevention in Washington State
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Washington, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of a discussion of the role that early learning programs can play in crime prevention in Washington State
Weiss Elaine, January, 2011
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A summary of an estimation of the social costs of child abuse and neglect, high school dropout, criminal activity, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse and other health problems, and of the social benefits of investment in early childhood programs
Welsh Brandon C., Sullivan Christopher J., Olds David L., June 2010
Other
Peer Reviewed
An overview of theoretical and empirical dimensions for taking early crime prevention model programs to scale nationwide