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
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
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.