Economics and Finance

Publications and Research

Presents new evidence on early brain development and relates that evidence to the environment in which children live, with particular focus on family, child care, and community.

Presents the work of scholars from a range of disciplines who have thought deeply about the problem of educating disadvantaged young children.

Investigates the links between an impaired ability of many children to lead successful adult lives and factors such as fractured families, a troubled economy, rising poverty rates, and neighborhood erosion.

Sheds light on the issue of whether early education programs had measurable long-term effects on the performance of children from low-income families.