Economics and Finance

Publications and Research

The report finds mothers' time and attention to children has been far more constant
over the past few decades than might be expected, given the increase in women's labor force participation. It also finds preschool enrollment has climbed as rapidly for children whose mothers are not in the labor force as for those whose mothers are.

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.