The Impact of Head Start Participation on the Criminal Behavior of Teenagers
The purpose of the present study is to estimate the effect of Head Start participation on the criminal behavior of teenagers. Using National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data, the present study finds that participation in the Head Start program does not reduce the likelihood that a person engages in criminal activity. In fact, results of the present study show that, holding all other factors constant, teenagers who had participated in the Head Start program as children were more likely to be arrested but were no more likely to commit a crime than a teenager who did not participate in the program as a child. These results are rather robust since factors such as race, sex, and family and peer influences are all held constant.
Volume (Year): 38 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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