【AEW webinar】Prep School for Poor Kids: The Long-Run Impact of Head Start on Human Capital and Productivity

  • 研討會日期 : 2020-12-08
  • 時間 : 08:30
  • 主講人 : Professor Martha Bailey
  • 地點 : online
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Bailey received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in 2005. She is currently a Professor at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research fields are Demography, Economic History, and Labor Economics.
  • 演講摘要 : This paper evaluates the long-run effects of Head Start using large-scale, restricted 2000-2013 Census-ACS data linked to date and place of birth in the SSA’s Numident file. Using the county-level rollout of Head Start between 1965 and 1980 and state age-eligibility cutoffs for school entry, we find that participation in Head Start is associated with increases in adult human capital and economic self-sufficiency, including a 0.29-year increase in schooling, a 2.1-percent increase in high-school completion, an 8.7-percent increase in college enrollment, and a 19-percent increase in college completion. These estimates imply sizable, long-term returns to investing in large-scale preschool programs. For details, please visit: https://sites.google.com/view/economicseminar/home