Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114105
Authors: 
Conti, Gabriella
Heckman, James J.
Pinto, Rodrigo
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9247
Abstract: 
This paper examines the long-term impacts on health and healthy behaviors of two of the oldest and most widely cited U.S. early childhood interventions evaluated by the method of randomization with long-term follow-up: the Perry Preschool Project (PPP) and the Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC). There are pronounced gender effects strongly favoring boys, although there are also effects for girls. Dynamic mediation analyses show a significant role played by improved childhood traits, above and beyond the effects of experimentally enhanced adult socioeconomic status. These results show the potential of early life interventions for promoting health.
Subjects: 
health
early childhood intervention
social experiment
randomized trial
Abecedarian Project
Perry Preschool Project
JEL: 
C12
C93
I12
I13
J13
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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