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ERIC Number: EJ820567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-2006
Young Adult Outcomes of the Abecedarian and CARE Early Childhood Educational Interventions
Campbell, Frances A.; Wasik, Barbara H.; Pungello, Elizabeth; Burchinal, Margaret; Barbarin, Oscar; Kainz, Kirsten; Sparling, Joseph J.; Ramey, Craig T.
Early Childhood Research Quarterly, v23 n4 p452-466 2008
Adult benefits for participants in Project CARE were compared with those of the Abecedarian Project, a closely related randomized study of early childhood educational intervention for children from low-income families who were at risk of developmental delays and school failure. CARE replicated Abecedarian's young adult treatment-related educational and vocational attainment gains. CARE data also supported the Abecedarian reduction in marijuana use. Treated individuals in both studies reported adopting a more active life style. The average age at birth of a first child, the number of children, and the proportion of teen parents were positively affected in the Abecedarian sample but not in CARE. Finding significant educational and vocational gains lasting into young adulthood in the CARE study reinforces Abecedarian young adult findings and strengthens the case for early childhood intervention for children from low-income families. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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