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Intergenerational Long Term Effects of Preschool - Structural Estimates from a Discrete Dynamic Programming Model

James Heckman and Lakshmi Raut ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: Using the NLSY79 and the NLSY79 Children and Young Adults datasets, this paper formulates, provides conditions for parametric and non-parametric identification and empirically estimates the parameters of an altruistic model of parental preschool investment within a structural dynamic programming framework. It then examines the effect of a publicly provided preschool policy to disadvantaged children on their educational and labor market achievements, and also on the inter-generational long-term effects on social mobility, college mobility, and earnings inequality. The paper calculates the tax burden of such a social contract policy, taking into account these intra- and inter-generational effects.

Keywords: Preschool Investment; Early Childhood Development; Intergenerational Social Mobility; Structural Dynamic Programming (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C5 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002-01-27, Revised 2009-12-23
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