Research has found that education increases the chances of leaving poverty. Today’s school poverty programs still include Head Start, which was an original part of the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act. They also include school lunches, Federal Pell Grants and other programs intended to increase access to education.
In this presentation, Greg Duncan discusses Douglas Miller’s paper “Long Run Puzzles in Head Start Research.”
Duncan is an economist and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine. He currently serves as chair of a National Research Council’s Institute on Medicine Committee on child research.
In this presentation, Douglas Miller discusses research on Head Start and evaluates some recent study findings.
Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, a Faculty Affiliate of the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and a Faculty Research Fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Head Start is a federally funded early childhood educational intervention program designed to reduce disparities in preschool outcomes. While a recent impact study may indicate that Head Start is ineffective, investigates further to assess whether the program’s long-term effects improve the life chances of participants.
In this February 2013 seminar, Visiting Scholar Richard Murnane discusses his recent work on trends and patterns in U.S. high school graduation rates and their explanations, including differences in findings depending on the data.
In this February 2013 seminar, Distinguished Visiting Scholar Ron Haskins discusses progress on improving child poverty in the U.S. and interventions over the years that have had varying degrees of success.