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The Importance of Demographic, Social, and Political Context for Estimating Policy Impacts: Comment on “Implementing New York’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program”


November 1, 2007
W. Steven Barnett

This article reviews national demographic and enrollment trends regarding state preschool initiatives to counter concerns about the potential negative effects of state-funded pre-K on child care programs.

Featured in Early Education & Development, Volume 18, Issue 4, this article provides commentary on another article published contemporaneously in this journal. To put this other study in context, the author has reviewed here national demographic and enrollment trends regarding state preschool initiatives, finding little evidence of negative effects resulting from such policies.

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