Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development : Evidence from Head Start

  title={Early Childhood Intervention and Life-Cycle Skill Development : Evidence from Head Start},
  author={David Deming},
This paper provides new evidence on the long-term benefits of Head Start for a recent birth cohort of children. I use the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Mother-Child Supplement (CNLSY) to track children from before birth to early adulthood. The impact of Head Start is identified by comparing siblings in the same family who differ in their participation in the program. While this comparison is imperfect, I assess its validity directly by controlling for a wide variety of pretreatment… CONTINUE READING
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