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ERIC Number: EJ1020879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0964-5292
Head Start, 4 years After Completing the Program
Kim, Young-Joo
Education Economics, v21 n5 p503-519 2013
This paper studies the effect of the Head Start program on children's achievements in reading and math tests during their first 4 years of schooling after completing the program. Using nationally representative data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, I found large measurement error in the parental reports of Head Start attendance, which is new in the literature. Further I found that after accounting for measurement error and potential selection bias, black Head Start children make significant progress toward third grade, whereas white and Hispanic children reap little gain from the program relative to their peers who were exposed to other types of programs and care.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A