The Duke Office of Civic Engagement maintains this calendar as a compilation of various Duke events related to civic engagement. The listed events are sponsored by offices, departments, and clubs across the university and are not necessarily organized by DOCE. If you have an event you would like to add to our calendar, please email us.
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Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending
September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy for an Early Childhood Initiative Lecture by Rucker Johnson. Johnson will compare the adult outcomes for children who were differentially exposed to policy-induced changes in pre-school spending (Head Start) and school-finance-reform-induced changes in public K12 school spending. Difference-in-difference instrumental variables and sibling-difference estimates indicate that, for poor children, increases in Head Start spending and increases in public K12 spending increased educational attainment and earnings and reduced the likelihood of both poverty and incarceration in adulthood.