Dartmouth College, USA, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Associate Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, USA
Economics of education, labor economics, public economics
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis (July 2003–June 2006); Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (July 2007–June 2009)
PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
“Valuing the vote: The redistribution of voting rights and state funds following the Voting Rights Act of 1965.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 129:1 (2014): 379–433 (with E. Washington).
“The impacts of expanding access to high-quality preschool education.” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (2013): 127–178 (with D. Whitmore Schanzenbach).
“Paying for progress: Conditional grants and the desegregation of southern schools.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics 125:1 (2010): 445–482 (with N. Gordon, E. Lewis, and S. Reber).
“Maternal labor supply and the introduction of kindergartens into American public schools.” The Journal of Human Resources 44:1 (2009): 140–170.
“Schooling and the Armed Forces Qualifying Test: Evidence from school-entry laws.” The Journal of Human Resources 41:2 (2006): 294–318 (with E. Lewis).
The promises and pitfalls of universal early education
Universal early education can be beneficial, and more so for the poor, but quality mattersElizabeth U. Cascio, January 2015There is widespread interest in universal early education, both to promote child development and to support maternal employment. Positive long-term findings from small-scale early education interventions for low-income children in the US have greatly influenced the public discussion. However, such findings may be of limited value for policymakers considering larger-scale, more widely accessible programs. Instead, the best insight into the potential impacts of universal early education comes from analysis of these programs themselves, operating at scale. This growing research base suggests that universal early education can benefit both children and families, but quality matters.MoreLess