Effects of a Preschool and School-Age Intervention on Adult Health and Well Being: Evidence from the Chicago Longitudinal Study

Published: April 2007

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Reynolds and colleagues investigate the relationship between attending Chicago Child-Parent Centers (CPCs) and adult outcomes in Effects of a Preschool and School-Age Intervention on Adult Health and Well Being: Evidence form the Chicago Longitudinal Study. In general, the CPCs, an intervention based in the public schools, provide Prekindergarten through Third Grade programming focusing on literacy, and math, with a strong parent involvement component.

Participation in the CPCs showed strong associations with increased educational attainment, economic well-being, and health status in adulthood in comparison to a matched comparison group of adults who did not experience this focused intervention.

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