Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125441
Authors: 
Waldfogel, Jane
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 219
Abstract: 
Children from disadvantaged families have lower levels of school readiness when they enter school than do children from more advantaged families. Many countries have tried to reduce this inequality through publicly provided preschool. Evidence on the potential of these programs to reduce inequality in child development is now quite strong. Long-term studies of large publicly funded programs in Europe and Latin America, and newer studies on state and local prekindergarten programs implemented more recently in the US, find that the programs do improve outcomes for young children, particularly for those from disadvantaged families.
Subjects: 
preschool
inequality
child development
JEL: 
I24
I26
I28
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Document Type: 
Article

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