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Economics of Education Review

Volume 26, Number 1

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Educational vouchers for universal pre-schools

    Henry M. Levin & Heather L. Schwartz

    This article considers two issues regarding preschool education. First, it provides a brief set of arguments for government funding of universal, pre-school education. Second, it explores the... More

    pp. 3-16

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  2. The effects of welfare and employment programs on children's participation in Head Start

    Young Eun Chang, Aletha C. Huston, Danielle A. Crosby & Lisa A. Gennetian

    We examine the effects of 10 welfare and employment programs on single mothers’ use of Head Start for their 3- to 4-year-old children, considering concurrent program effects on employment, income, ... More

    pp. 17-32

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  3. Does prekindergarten improve school preparation and performance?

    Katherine A. Magnuson, Christopher Ruhm & Jane Waldfogel

    Prekindergarten programs are expanding rapidly but evidence on their effects is limited. Using rich data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, we estimate the effects of prekindergarten on... More

    pp. 33-51

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  4. How much is too much? The influence of preschool centers on children's social and cognitive development

    Susanna Loeb, Margaret Bridges, Daphna Bassok, Bruce Fuller & Russell W. Rumberger

    This paper examines the effects of different child-care arrangements on children's cognitive and social proficiencies at the start of kindergarten. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal ... More

    pp. 52-66

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  5. Does full-day kindergarten matter? Evidence from the first two years of schooling

    Philip DeCicca

    Over the past three decades, enrollment in full-day kindergarten has grown considerably—from roughly one-tenth to just over half of US kindergartners today. Full-day kindergarten reappeared first... More

    pp. 67-82

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  6. Getting inside the “Black Box” of Head Start quality: What matters and what doesn’t

    Janet Currie & Matthew Neidell

    Critics of Head Start contend that many programs spend too much money on programs extraneous to children. On the other hand, Head Start advocates argue that the families of severely disadvantaged... More

    pp. 83-99

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  7. Do peers influence children's skill development in preschool?

    Gary T. Henry & Dana K. Rickman

    Currently, a disjuncture exists between the economic literature on young children's outcomes from early education or child care and the literature on schooling outcomes of older children and... More

    pp. 100-112

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  8. Comparative benefit–cost analysis of the Abecedarian program and its policy implications

    W.S. Barnett & Leonard N. Masse

    Child care and education are to some extent joint products of preschool programs, but public policy and research frequently approach these two goals independently. We present a benefit–cost... More

    pp. 113-125

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  9. Benefits and costs of investments in preschool education: Evidence from the Child–Parent Centers and related programs

    Judy A. Temple & Arthur J. Reynolds

    We discuss the evidence on the effectiveness of preschool programs using results from three well-known intervention studies: the Chicago Child–Parent Centers, High/Scope Perry Preschool Program,... More

    pp. 126-144

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