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Does Head Start Help Hispanic Children?

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  • Currie, J
  • Thomas, D

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Poor educational attainment is a persistent problem among latino children, relative to non-Latinos. This paper examines the effects of participation in the Head Start program on Latinos. We find that large and significat benefits accrue to Head Start children when we compare them to siblings who did not participate in the program.

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Paper provided by RAND - Labor and Population Program in its series Papers with number 96-17.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:96-17

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Keywords: EDUCATION ; CHILDREN ; WELFARE ECONOMICS;

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