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School readiness and later achievement.
Using 6 longitudinal data sets, the authors estimate links between three key elements of school readiness--school-entry academic, attention, and socioemotional skills--and later school reading andExpand
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The effects of poverty on children.
Although hundreds of studies have documented the association between family poverty and children's health, achievement, and behavior, few measure the effects of the timing, depth, and duration ofExpand
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Economic deprivation and early childhood development.
We consider 3 questions regarding the effects of economic deprivation on child development. First, how are developmental outcomes in childhood affected by poverty and such poverty correlates asExpand
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory: a meta-analysis
Working memory (WM), the ability to store and manipulate information for short periods of time, is an important predictor of scholastic aptitude and a critical bottleneck underlying higher-orderExpand
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Early Predictors of High School Mathematics Achievement
Identifying the types of mathematics content knowledge that are most predictive of students’ long-term learning is essential for improving both theories of mathematical development and mathematicsExpand
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Investing in Preschool Programs
  • G. Duncan, K. Magnuson
  • Medicine, Economics
  • The journal of economic perspectives : a journal…
  • 15 May 2013
We summarize the available evidence on the extent to which expenditures on early childhood education programs constitute worthy social investments in the human capital of children. We provide anExpand
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