Child Interventions That May Lead to Increased Economic Growth

Abstract

In this paper we seek to identify those childhood interventions that show real promise of positively influencing children's human capital accumulation. Next we explore the quality of existing research on these interventions; establish a set of quality standards that can be applied to evaluations of childhood interventions and finally focus on the extent to which research can link the interventions to economic growth. Barbara Wolfe University of Wisconsin Department of Economics University of Wisconsin–Madison 1180 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53726-1393 wolfe@lafollette.wisc.edu Nathan Tefft Department of Economics University of Wisconsin, Madison 1180 Observatory Drive Madison, WI 53706-1393 nwtefft@wisc.edu Early Childhood Research Collaborative─Discussion Paper 111 3

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@inproceedings{Wolfe2007ChildIT, title={Child Interventions That May Lead to Increased Economic Growth}, author={Barbara L. Wolfe and Nathan W Tefft and Robert A. Dugger and Ruth L . Kirschstein}, year={2007} }