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Experimental Evidence on Distributional Effects of Head Start

Marianne P. Bitler, Hilary W. Hoynes, Thurston Domina

NBER Working Paper No. 20434
Issued in August 2014

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This research was supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number PO1HD065704. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. We thank Child Care & Early Education Research Connections for providing access to the experimental data used here. We also thank Josh Angrist, Peg Burchinal, Liz Cascio, Janet Currie, Greg Duncan, George Farkas, Avi Feller, Alex Gelber, Adam Isen, Doug Miller, Luke Miratrix, Jesse Rothstein, Diane Schanzenbach, Gary Solon, Deborah Vandell, Chris Walters and members of the UC Irvine Network on Interventions in Development and our INID Advisory Board members Jeff Smith, Howard Bloom, Susanna Loeb, Sean Reardon, Robert Crosnoe, Dale Farran, and Jacquelynne Eccles as well as seminar participants at Claremont McKenna, Stanford, Texas, Tulane, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Cruz, University of Houston, APPAM, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the NBER Summer Institute, and SREE for helpful comments. Kevin Williams provided expert research assistance. 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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