Replication data for: Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development: Evidence from Head Start
- Deming, David
AbstractThis paper provides new evidence on the long-term benefits of Head Start using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. I compare siblings who differ in their participation in the program, controlling for a variety of pre-treatment covariates. I estimate that Head Start participants gain 0.23 standard deviations on a summary index of young adult outcomes. This closes one-third of the gap between children with median and bottom quartile family income, and is about 80 percent as large as model programs such as Perry Preschool. The long-term impact for disadvantaged children is large despite "fadeout" of test score gains. (JEL H52, J13, I28, I38)
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DOI: 10.1257/app.1.3.111 (Text)
Deming, David. “Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development: Evidence from Head Start.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 3 (June 2009): 111–34. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.3.111.
- ID: 10.1257/app.1.3.111 (DOI)
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