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Preschool's 'Sleeper' Effect on Later Life

Does preschool help children become more successful adults? Twenty-five years ago, I thought that there wouldn’t be a straightforward answer to this question—development is just too complicated and hard to study. I was completely wrong. A clever and compelling study by the economists Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Parag Pathak and Christopher Walters has just appeared as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, and the answer is clearly “yes.” But the results also raise fascinating questions about how early experience influences later life.











To learn more please click here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/preschools-sleeper-effect-on-later-life-11622146543

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