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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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  • Currie, J & Thomas, D, 1996. "Does Head Start Help Hispanic Children?," Papers 96-17, RAND - Labor and Population Program.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:randlp:96-17
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    Keywords

    EDUCATION ; CHILDREN ; WELFARE ECONOMICS;

    JEL classification:

    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis

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