Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Trainee Terry and Co-Authors Publish Study on Pre-K Costs and Maternal Labor Force Participation

Posted: 11/18/2021 (CSDE in the News)

CSDE Trainee Ellie Terry with two co-authors recently published a new working paper through the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas. The paper evaluates the effects of free pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) programs on the labor force participation of mothers using longitudinal data from the Current Population Survey. The authors find that access to free Pre-K programs increases overall maternal labor force participation by 2.3 percentage points.

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