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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-…

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…

Cascio Elizabeth U., April, 2021
Other
This chapter concerns the state of the literature on early childhood education (ECE) – formal programs offering group instruction for children younger than the standard eligibility age for public education. I describe how ECE programs can be…
Fryer, Jr. Ronald G., Levitt Steven D., List John A., Samek Anya, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
We present the results of a novel early childhood intervention in which disadvantaged 3-4-year-old children were randomized to receive a new preschool and parent education program focused on cognitive and non-cognitive skills (CogX) or to a control…
Chaparro Juan, Sojourner Aaron J., Wiswall Matthew, February, 2020
Reports & Papers
This paper combines multiple sources of information on early childhood development in a unified model for analysis of a wide range of early childhood policy interventions. We develop a model of child care in which households decide both the…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper examines the impact of the iconic Perry Preschool Project on the children and siblings of the original participants. The children of treated participants have fewer school suspensions, higher levels of education and employment, and lower…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Other
This appendix accompanies the report Intergenerational and Intragenerational Externalities of the Perry Preschool Project (Heckman and Karapakula, 2019).
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper presents the first analysis of the life course outcomes through late midlife (around age 55) for the participants of the iconic Perry Preschool Project, an experimental high-quality preschool program for disadvantaged African-American…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Other
This appendix accompanies the report The Perry Preschoolers at late midlife: A study in design-specific inference (Heckman and Karapakula, 2019).
Bassok Daphna, Dee Thomas S. (Thomas Sean), Latham Scott, September, 2017
Reports & Papers
In an effort to enhance the quality of early childhood education (ECE) at scale, nearly all U.S. states have recently adopted Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). These accountability systems give providers and parents information on…
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-…
Johnson Rucker C., Jackson C. Kirabo, June, 2017
Reports & Papers
We explore whether early childhood human-capital investments are complementary to those made later in life. Using the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, we compare the adult outcomes of cohorts who were differentially exposed to policy-induced changes…
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), Ziff Anna, 11 May, 2017
Other
This is an appendix for a study that looks at gender differences in relation to a variety of outcomes for children who participated in the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE) and at factors…
Biroli Pietro, Del Boca Daniela, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Heckman Lynne Pettler, Koh Yu Kyung, Kuperman Sylvi, Moktan Sidharth, Pronzato Chiara, Ziff Anna, May, 2017
Reports & Papers
We evaluate the Reggio Approach using non-experimental data on individuals from the cities of Reggio Emilia, Parma and Padova belonging to one of five age cohorts: ages 50, 40, 30, 18, and 6 as of 2012. The treated were exposed to municipally…