Replication data for: Inputs in the Production of Early Childhood Human Capital: Evidence from Head Start
- Walters, Christopher R.
AbstractThis paper uses data from a randomized evaluation of Head Start to answer two questions: (i) How much do short-run causal effects vary across Head Start centers? and (ii) Do observed inputs explain this variation? I find that the cross-center standard deviation of cognitive effects is 0.18 test score standard deviations, which is larger than typical estimates of variation in teacher or school effectiveness. Centers offering full-day service and home visiting are more effective, while centers that draw more children from center-based preschool have smaller effects. Other key inputs, including the High/Scope curriculum, teacher education, and class size are not correlated with Head Start effectiveness. (JEL H75, I21, I28, J13, J24)
Is supplement to
DOI: 10.1257/app.20140184 (Text)
Walters, Christopher R. “Inputs in the Production of Early Childhood Human Capital: Evidence from Head Start.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 4 (October 2015): 76–102. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140184.
- ID: 10.1257/app.20140184 (DOI)
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