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News and Events: January 2018

Happy New Year from the Center for Poverty Research.  2018 at the Center starts strong with lots of great events to help you stay informed on the latest poverty research and policies. 

Mark your calendar for the events below and read our latest policy brief on the critical benefits of early childhood education programs.

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Policy Brief Sign-up for e-News Marianne P. Bitler
Children in Head Start Program

Head Start Programs Have Significant Benefits for Children at the Bottom of the Skill Distribution
By Marianne P. Bitler, UC Davis; Hilary Hoynes, UC Berkeley; and Thurston Domina, UNC

Preschool interventions are arguably one of the most important elements of support for poor families. Head Start, a federal program for children in low-income families administered through the Department of Health and Human Services, is a case in point. While research shows a range of benefits lasting beyond preschool for participants, evidence of the “fade-out” of cognitive gains of the preschool years and the differential impact of the program on children with different skill levels in the preschool population has prompted debate over its efficacy.