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Comparative benefit-cost analysis of the Abecedarian program and its policy implications


December 1, 2007 Economics and Finance
W.S. Barnett and Leonard N. Masse

This paper, published in the Economics of Education Review (26, 113-125), presents insights from a benefit-cost analysis of the Abecedarian preschool program and comparisons to the High-Scope Perry Preschool program.

Commentary on “Implementing New York’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program: An Exploratory Study of Systemic Impacts”


November 1, 2007 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Debra J. Ackerman

This commentary offers an alternative perspective to the argument that state-funded pre-K initiatives contribute to instability in the child care market.

The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program: Cost-Benefit Analysis Using Data from the Age-40 Followup


December 1, 2006 Economics and Finance
Clive R. Belfield, Milagros Nores, Steve Barnett, and Lawrence Schweinhart

This study follows the children who participated in the High/Scope Perry preschool program, analyzing the costs and benefits of the program.

Costs, Benefits, and Long-Term Effects of Early Care and Education Programs: Recommendations and Cautions for Community Developmers


December 1, 2006 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
W. Steven Barnett and Debra J. Ackerman

This paper discusses the costs and benefits related to implementing early childhood education programs, including the effects on children's learning and development

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program


November 1, 2005 Economics and FinanceFederalOutcomes

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Updating the economic impacts of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program


November 1, 2005 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Milagros Nores, Clive R. Belfield, W. Steven Barnett, and Lawrence Schweinhart

The authors develop an updated cost-benefit ratio for the High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.

Preschool: The Most Important Grade


April 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.