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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…
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…
Kay Noa A., Pennucci Annie, January, 2014
Literature Review
The 2013 Washington State Legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) to review "the research evidence on components of successful early education program strategies" for low-income children. In this report, we…
Kay Noa A., Pennucci Annie, January, 2014
Literature Review
The Washington State legislature directed the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) to develop "a repository of research and evaluations of the cost-benefits of various K-12 educational programs and services." In this report, we…
Engle Patrice L., Fernald Lia C. H., Alderman Harold, Behrman Jere R., O'Gara Chloe, Yousafzai Aisha, Cabral de Mello Meena, Hidrobo Melissa, Ulkuer Nurper, Ertem Ilgi, Iltus Selim, Global Child Development Steering Group, October 8-14, 2011
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of the English- and Spanish-language research on the influence of 42 preschool improvement, cash transfer, educational media, and parenting interventions on a wide variety of child and economic outcomes for children in multiple developing…
Cohen Mark A., Piquero Alexis Russell, Jennings Wesley G., December 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A review of the literature of early childhood interventions that can increase educational attainment or reduce crime and delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, child abuse and neglect, poor health outcomes, and teen pregnancy, based on the…
McGroder Sharon M., Hyra Allison, 18 February, 2009
Literature Review
A review of research studies that examined the child and parent outcomes of participation in and cost effectiveness of parenting education programs
Child Care Human Resources Sector Council, 2009
Literature Review
A review of research on the socioeconomic impacts of early childhood education and care on working mothers and participating children and on the economic costs and benefits of early childhood education and care programs
Ludwig Jens, Phillips Deborah A., June, 2008
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A growing body of research suggests that the first few years of life are a particularly promising time to intervene in the lives of low-income children, although the long-term effects on children of the U.S. government's primary early childhood…
Kilburn M. Rebecca, Karoly Lynn A., 2008
Literature Review
A review and synthesis of research literature on the economic costs and benefits of early childhood programs
Beckett Megan, 2008
Literature Review
A review of research on costs, benefits, and cost-benefit relationships in out-of-school time programs for children and youth
Public Policy Forum, July 2007
Table Of Findings
A comparative table of cognitive, behavioral, social, and educational outcomes, plus benefit-cost ratios and external benerfits to society, from selected studies on early childhood education
Wat Albert, May, 2007
Literature Review
A review of studies that analyze the economic costs and benefits of investing in prekindergarten programs, particularly focusing on the policy-relevant features of the studies
Penn Helen, Burton Veronica, Lloyd Eva, Mugford Miranda, Potter Sylvia, Sayeed Zahirun, March, 2006
Literature Review
A cost-benefit analysis of the long-term impacts of center-based child care interventions
Marvin Shaffer and Associates, September 2005
Literature Review
A review of the methodology and findings of research on the costs and benefits of high-quality child care and early education programs