ERIC Number: ED192903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Home Start Followup Study: A Study of Long-Term Impact of Home Start on Program Participants. Final Report.
Bache, William; And Others
This Home Start followup study was designed to determine the long-term impact of Home Start on program participants in sixteen states within the USA. Home Start was a three-year demonstration program which provided Head Start-type comprehensive services to young children (3- to 5-year-olds) and their families in their homes. In Chapter 1 background information is provided about the followup study design, including a brief description of the original Home Start evaluation and its results. The next two chapters address two key implementation issues. Chapter 2 reports on the tracking of Home Start and Head Start families who participated in the original evaluation. Also included in this chapter are descriptive profiles of the Home Start followup study sample and a report on sample attrition effects. Chapter 3 describes how the comparison group for the followup study was selected and compares the Home Start and comparison groups on a number of child and family characteristics to determine group equivalency. Chapters 4 and 5 present the results of the followup study. Long-term program effects on parents are examined in Chapter 4, followed by presentation of child outcomes in Chapter 5. The concluding chapter of the report discusses implications of the Home Start followup study design. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.