Early childhood intervention – what works, what doesn't

For anyone working on early childhood education, the latest issue of the Economics of Education Review is devoted to the topic. You’ll need a university licence to get access to it, but I’ve put the table of contents over the fold.

1.  Introduction to the special issue ‘The economics of early childhood education’ Economics of education review, Clive R. Belfield   
2.  Educational vouchers for universal pre-schools, Henry M. Levin and Heather L. Schwartz   
3.  The effects of welfare and employment programs on children’s participation in Head Start, Young Eun Chang, Aletha C. Huston, Danielle A. Crosby and Lisa A. Gennetian   
4.  Does prekindergarten improve school preparation and performance?, Katherine A. Magnuson, Christopher Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel   
5.  How much is too much? The influence of preschool centers on children’s social and cognitive development, Susanna Loeb, Margaret Bridges, Daphna Bassok, Bruce Fuller and Russell W. Rumberger   
6.  Does full-day kindergarten matter? Evidence from the first two years of schooling, Philip DeCicca   
7.  Getting inside the “Black Box” of Head Start quality: What matters and what doesn’t, Janet Currie and Matthew Neidell   
8.  Do peers influence children’s skill development in preschool?, Gary T. Henry and Dana K. Rickman   
9.  Comparative benefit–cost analysis of the Abecedarian program and its policy implications, W.S. Barnett and Leonard N. Masse   
10.  Benefits and costs of investments in preschool education: Evidence from the Child–Parent Centers and related programs, Judy A. Temple and Arthur J. Reynolds

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3 Responses to Early childhood intervention – what works, what doesn't

  1. Kevin Cox says:

    Is there anyway that alumni of Universities or members of Public Libraries or of the National Library can get access to this and many other publications to which the Library has a license. If not then perhaps Universities can offer a “membership” subscription so that we can get access? Be a good thing to offer when they send out their periodic alumni requests for donations.

  2. ujang says:

    Well, at least for the time being this particular edition of the EER seems to be freely accessible.

  3. Kevin – I think universities are constrained by their contracts with the online journals providers. Members of the public can usually buy the articles individually from the online providers, albeit at high prices. Alternatively, many academics publish their articles first as ‘working papers’, so it is worth using Google to see if you can find it for free.

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