Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/120980
Authors: 
Kahn, Matthew E.
Barron, Kyle
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9337
Abstract: 
The expansion of access to publicly provided pre-kindergarten bundles together redistribution to the poor with an early human capital investment. Financing publicly provided pre-K investment is mainly a state and local issue. Which voters favor local pre-K expansion? This paper uses several new data sets to describe the circumstances such that local voters reveal a willingness to spend on an early intervention that may not yield direct benefits for them. Republican voters consistently oppose the expansion of publicly provided pre-K. Suburban voters also tend to oppose such investment. We explore several possible explanations for these facts.
Subjects: 
early childhood investment
voting
urban
suburban
JEL: 
H41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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