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Cui Jiashan, Hanson Rachel, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
This Data Point uses data from the 2019 Early Childhood Program Participation (ECPP) survey. The ECPP survey asks about young children’s participation in weekly child care. The survey includes three types of care: care from a family member other…
Holmes Jennifer F., St. Laurent Christine W., Spencer Rebecca M., 2021
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed

Unhealthy dietary choices are associated with poor sleep in children through adults. Yet, how diet and sleep are related in early childhood, when diet is reliant on parent choices around food availability, is unknown. The authors aimed to explore…

Huye Holly F., Connell Carol Lawson, Dufrene Brad Andrew, Mohn Richard S., Newkirk Caroline, Tannehill Jennifer, Sutton Victor, December, 2020
Other
Peer Reviewed
Objective: To describe the methodology of the Impact of a Preschool Obesity Prevention intervention enhanced with positive behavioral supports. Design: The social ecological model serves as the conceptual framework for this study, which has a within…
Heggeness Misty L., December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents’ labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Padilla Christina M., Oct-Dec 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Parent engagement has been a cornerstone of Head Start since its inception in 1965. Prior studies have found evidence for small to moderate impacts of Head Start on parenting behaviors but have not considered the possibility that individual Head…
University of Oregon. Center for Translational Neuroscience. RAPID-EC Research Group, 08 September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This week, we looked at what families are facing in fall 2020 as distance learning becomes the new norm for much of the nation. While the RAPID survey focuses on households with young children aged 0 to 5, this week we took a closer look at the…
Heggeness Misty L., Fields Jason M., 18 August, 2020
Reports & Papers
This report examines how school and child care closures are affecting working mothers and fathers, based on data from the U.S. Census's Household Pulse Survey (Week 12: July 16 – 21, 2020) and the Current Population Survey (IPUMS-CPS).
Heggeness Misty L., August, 2020
Reports & Papers
I examine the impact of the COVID-19 shock on parents' labor supply during the initial stages of the pandemic. Using difference-in-difference estimation and monthly panel data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), I compare labor market…
Mendez Julia L., Crosby Danielle A., Siskind Demi, July, 2020
Reports & Papers

Using data from the 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), we examine how child, household, and community characteristics relate to low-income Hispanic families' use of infant and toddler care (as illustrated in Figure 1). We…

Paschall Katherine W., Moore Kristin Anderson, Pina Gabriel, Anderson Samantha, May, 2020
Reports & Papers
The analyses in this brief examine the associations between a young child's experiences and the extent to which parents report that the child is healthy and ready to learn. Data used for these analyses are from the 2017 and 2018 waves of the Health…
Baker Claire E., Brooks-Gunn Jeanne, April, 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
The present investigation used a national sample of African American Head Start children (N=640; Mage=4.40) to determine whether conditions of socioeconomic disadvantage, particularly poverty, low parent education, and single parent homes were…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper examines the impact of the iconic Perry Preschool Project on the children and siblings of the original participants. The children of treated participants have fewer school suspensions, higher levels of education and employment, and lower…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Reports & Papers
This paper examines the impact of the iconic Perry Preschool Project on the children and siblings of the original participants. The children of treated participants have fewer school suspensions, higher levels of education and employment, and lower…
Heckman James J. (James Joseph), Karapakula Ganesh, May, 2019
Other
This appendix accompanies the report Intergenerational and Intragenerational Externalities of the Perry Preschool Project (Heckman and Karapakula, 2019).
Baker Erin R., Jensen Cjersti J., Tisak Marie S., 2019
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Several theories of aggression agree that aggression may be a part of a decision-making process, influenced by current internal states and environmental influences. With more than one-quarter of preschool-age children living in single-parent…