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After-School Care

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

in Targeting Investments in Children

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226475813
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226475837 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0006
After-School Care

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After-school programs might be viewed as a potential investment in poverty reduction if they alter outcomes that either directly or indirectly improve the adult labor market outcomes of the participants. After-school programs may be regarded as an essential component of a policy framework promoting equal opportunity. This chapter discusses the motivation for interest in such programs. It discusses some of the main non-experimental evaluations that have been conducted on “flagship” after-school programs. The chapter discusses evidence on the key experimental evaluations that have been conducted and concludes with a discussion on the implications of these findings.

Keywords: after-school care; investment; poverty reduction; adult labor market; nonexperimental evaluations; experimental evaluations

Chapter.  8445 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Economics

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