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Early Years Policy

Jane Waldfogel; Elizabeth Washbrook

Title:
Early Years Policy
Author(s):
Waldfogel, Jane
Washbrook, Elizabeth
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department:
Social Work
Volume:
2011
Permanent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Child Development Research
Abstract:
We analyze the role that early years policy might play in narrowing educational attainment gaps. We begin by examining gaps in school readiness between low-, middle-, and high-income children, drawing on data from new large and nationally representative birth cohort studies in the USA and UK. We find that sizable income-related gaps in school readiness are present in both countries before children enter school and then decompose these gaps to identify the factors that account for the poorer scores of low-income children. We then consider what role early years policy could play in tackling these gaps, drawing on the best available evidence to identify promising programs.
Subject(s):
Early childhood education
Education policy
Publisher DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/343016
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