PA 5415: Effective Policies for Children in the First Decade

1.5-3 Credits

Policies to improve the wellbeing of children through the first decade of life are examined using examples from economics and other disciplines. The course focuses on the role of government in helping to promote early childhood development. Readings and projects focus on policies or programs that affect child outcomes from the prenatal period to third grade. Students will become familiar with the importance of rigorous impact evaluations and the use of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation. Some familiarity with regression analysis would be helpful.

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