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Does Head Start Do Any Lasting Good?

Chloe Gibbs, Jens Ludwig, Douglas L. Miller

NBER Working Paper No. 17452
Issued in September 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

This is the working paper version of a chapter that will appear in The War on Poverty: A 50-Year Retrospective, edited by Martha Bailey and Sheldon Danziger. Writing of the paper was supported in part by a visiting scholar award from the Russell Sage Foundation to Jens Ludwig. Thanks to Laura Brinkman for research assistance and to David Deming, Jacob Vigdor and seminar participants at the American Economic Association meetings, the Brookings Institution, and MDRC for helpful discussions. All opinions and any errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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