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Ernst Jasmine R., Reynolds Arthur J., September 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

In this study we sought to explore the association between preschool instructional approach and health and well-being at age 35 for a large sample of low-income children. Participants included 989 low-income, minority children who attended Child-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), July 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Bennhoff Frederik H., Leaf Duncan Ermini, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), June 30 2021
Reports & Papers

This paper monetizes the life-cycle intragenerational and intergenerational benefits of the Perry Preschool Project, a pioneering high-quality early childhood education program implemented before Head Start that targeted disadvantaged African-…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Reports & Papers

We use admissions lotteries to estimate the effects of large-scale public preschool in Boston on college-going, college preparation, standardized test scores, and behavioral outcomes. Preschool enrollment boosts college attendance, as well as SAT…

Gray-Lobe Guthrie, Pathak Parag A., Walters Christopher R., May 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This work studies the impact of Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) public preschool program using data on more than 4,000 preschool applicants from 1997 to 2003. The study leverages the randomization embedded in the BPS preschool lottery-based…

Bishop-Josef Sandra J., September, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Many Nebraska children start school far behind and never catch up, which can lead to high school dropout and involvement in the criminal justice system. Greater investments in high-quality early learning from the ages of birth to five years--a…
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…