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School readiness and later achievement.
A meta-analysis of the results shows that early math skills have the greatest predictive power, followed by reading and then attention skills, while measures of socioemotional behaviors were generally insignificant predictors of later academic performance. Expand
The effects of poverty on children.
Research supports the conclusion that family income has selective but, in some instances, quite substantial effects on child and adolescent well-being and suggests that interventions during early childhood may be most important in reducing poverty's impact on children. Expand
Do Neighborhoods Influence Child and Adolescent Development?
The effects of neighborhood characteristics on the development of children and adolescents are estimated, using two data sets, each of which contains information gathered about individual childrenExpand
Economic deprivation and early childhood development.
It is found that family income and poverty status are powerful correlates of the cognitive development and behavior of children, even after accounting for other differences--in particular family structure and maternal schooling--between low- and high-income families. Expand
The incidence and wage effects of overeducation
Abstract Data gathered from a recent national sample of workers on educational requirements and attainments are used to examine the extent and economic effects of overeducation. Nearly 40 percent ofExpand
How much does childhood poverty affect the life chances of children
This study examines the impact of the level of income and the timing of economic deprivation in childhood on completed schooling in the US. Data were obtained from the Panel Study of Income DynamicsExpand
Evidence on the Validity of Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Labor Market Data
This article investigates error properties of survey reports of labor market variables. We use the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Validation Study, a two-wave panel survey of workers employedExpand
Families and Neighbors as Sources of Disadvantage in the Schooling Decisions of White and Black Adolescents
  • G. Duncan
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Education
  • 1 November 1994
The effects of neighborhood and family characteristics on completed schooling are estimated with nationally representative longitudinal data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Consistent withExpand
Can Family Socioeconomic Resources Account for Racial and Ethnic Test Score Gaps?
Boosting the family incomes of preschool children may be a promising intervention to reduce racial and ethnic school readiness gaps, and the authors suggest giving only a modest role to programs that address parents' socioeconomic resources. Expand
Modeling the impacts of child care quality on children's preschool cognitive development.
  • G. Duncan
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child development
  • 1 October 2003
Results suggested that child care quality predicted cognitive outcomes at 54 months, with effect sizes of .04 to .08 for both infant and preschool ages. Expand