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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-…

Reynolds Arthur J., Ou Suh-Ruu, Eales Lauren, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, August 20 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

IMPORTANCE Educational attainment is an underrecognized factor associated with racial disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Early childhood programs providing comprehensive family services can promote educational and socioeconomic…

Ali Umair, Herbst Chris M., Makridis Christos A., August 2021
Reports & Papers

Minimum quality regulations are often justified in the child care market because of the presence of information frictions between parents and providers. However, regulations can also have unintended consequences for the quantity and quality of…

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…

Reynolds Arthur J., Eales Lauren, Ou Suh-Ruu, Mondi Christina F., Giovanelli Alison, 22 March, 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Given the scarcity of effective obesity prevention programs, there is a pressing need for innovative and scalable models that begin early in life and break risk cycles. Promising evidence exists that multisystemic preschool programs can promote…
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Center for Education and Workforce, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
This spring, following the dramatic changes resulting from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Chamber Foundation began an in-depth study to understand the implications for families, the childcare industry, and employers. The report that follows, and…
Pages Remy, Lukes Dylan J., Bailey Drew H., Duncan Greg J., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Using an additional decade of data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Children and Young Adults (CNLSY), this study replicated and extended Deming’s evaluation of Head Start’s life cycle skill formation impacts in three ways.…
Li Hao, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper examines the effect of universal pre-kindergarten (pre-k) on the labor force participation of mothers with pre-k-aged children in Oklahoma and Georgia. I apply the synthetic control method (SCM) to Current Population Survey (CPS) data to…
University of Montana--Missoula. Bureau of Business and Economic Research, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
From January through April of 2020 University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) conducted a survey to examine the economic impact inadequate child care has on Montana parents, employers and taxpayers. The survey was paid…
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Bureau of Business Research, 04 August, 2020
Reports & Papers

When parents face inadequate childcare, they may choose family over work. This has implications for their incomes, firms' outputs, and state tax revenues. This study estimates the economic and tax revenue impacts of inadequate childcare for…

Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), March, 2020
Reports & Papers
This paper forecasts the life-cycle treatment effects on health of a high-quality early childhood program. Our predictions combine microsimulation using non-experimental data with experimental data from a midlife long-term follow-up. The follow-up…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report provides results from the evaluation of the costs, benefits, and returns on investment associated with the Pre-K 4 SA initiative in San Antonio. Recent evaluations have shown that children who received Pre-K 4 SA’s full-day, yearlong pre…