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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…
Decker-Woodrow Lauren, Muroga Atsuko, Bowden A. Brooks, Lamey Gay, March, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Westat, in collaboration with Teachers College Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania, has conducted a benefit-cost analysis of the Pre-K 4 SA initiative, to provide the citizens of San Antonio and city policy makers with an…
Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Executive Summary

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Khan Sherylls Valladares, Karoly Lynn A., Cannon Jill S., Rodriguez Kristina, Pittman Aisha, Hawkinson Laura E., September 2019
Reports & Papers

The descriptive analyses in this report include estimates of VPI+ expenditures in the 2017–2018 school year, as well as in the 2016–2017 school year for examining year-to-year changes. In addition, this report includes a benefit-cost analysis (…

Ramon Ismaila, Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Barnett W. Steven, Hahn Robert A., Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), January/February 2018
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Context: A recent Community Guide systematic review found that early childhood education (ECE) programs improve educational, social, and health-related outcomes and advance health equity because many are designed to increase enrollment for high-risk…
Garcia Jorge Luis, Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Leaf Duncan Ermini, Prados Maria Jose, May, 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-…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Reports & Papers
Recognizing the importance of the first five years of life, states have been expanding their investments in an array of early childhood interventions designed to address early-life stressors and other factors that can compromise healthy child…
Karoly Lynn A., 2017
Other
This technical appendix provides additional information about the methodology used to derive the benefit-cost results presented in the body of the report. We first discuss the analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program and then the one-…
RAND Corporation, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
In support of decisionmakers in New Hampshire considering options for expanding investments in early childhood, especially for the state's most vulnerable children, researchers from the RAND Corporation conducted an assessment of the landscape of…
Herbst Chris M., April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This paper analyzes the US Lanham Act of 1940, a heavily subsidized and universal child care program administered during World War II. I first estimate its impact on maternal employment using a triple-differences model. I find that employment…
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-…
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).
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…
RAND Corporation, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Motivated by the growing knowledge of the importance of the first five years of life for promoting lifelong health and well-being, especially for children at greatest risk of poor outcomes, RAND researchers have conducted a series of reviews to…
Peters Ray DeV., Petrunka Kelly, Khan Shahriar, Howell-Moneta Angela, Nelson Geoffrey B. (Geoffrey Brian), Pancer S. Mark, Loomis Colleen, February, 2016
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study examined the long-term cost-savings of the Better Beginnings, Better Futures (BBBF) initiative, a community-based early intervention project for young children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods during their…