Positive Dynamic Partial Effects of Head Start for Jointly Dependent Good and Bad Outcomes

We adopt a framework to specify a household's child development technology with a set of interdependent inputs and outputs, finding significant, productive dynamic effects due to young children's Head Start participation. Our panel data estimates show that initial counter-productive partial effects from Head Start relative to non-Head Start participation are quickly overcome as the child matures so that this program causes significant improvements in math and reading scores as well as a significant reduction of behavioral problems over time. Measures of technical efficiency and productivity change over time for children with Head Start are highly consistent with these trends.

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Work Title Positive Dynamic Partial Effects of Head Start for Jointly Dependent Good and Bad Outcomes
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Creators
  1. Scott Atkinson
  2. Mark D. Agee
  3. Thomas D. Crocker
License CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)
Work Type Article
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  1. Elsevier BV
Publication Date 2020
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  1. 10.2139/ssrn.3902175
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  1. SSRN Electronic Journal
Deposited June 15, 2022

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