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Does early education have long-lasting effects?

Alissa Goodman and Barbara Sianesi
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A new paper published today (9 December 2005) in Fiscal Studies, evaluates the effects of early education on a cohort of British children born in 1958. In contrast to most available studies, the paper assesses the longer term impact on these children, considering how early education has affected their cognitive and social skills whilst at school, and their educational attainment and labour market outcomes into adulthood.

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Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Vol. 26, No. 4, December 2005
We evaluate the effects of undergoing any early education (before the compulsory starting age of 5) and of pre-school on a cohort of British children born in 1958.