Longer Term Effects of Head Start
AbstractLittle is known about the long-term effects of participation in Head Start. This paper draws on unique non-experimental data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics to provide new evidence on the effects of participation in Head Start on schooling attainment, earnings, and criminal behavior. Among whites, participation in Head Start is associated with a significantly increased probability of completing high school and attending college, and the authors find some evidence of elevated earnings in one's early twenties. African Americans who participated in Head Start are significantly less likely to have been charged or convicted of a crime.
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Date of creation: 2000
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INCOME ; SCHOOLING ; CRIME;
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- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- D69 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Other
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