Child Care, Early Education and Headstart

Books, Monographs, and Papers

Not Enough “Change” in the Stimulus Bill [PDF], February 10, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
The New Kindergarten: The case for universal pre-kindergarten isn't as strong as it seems [PDF], Wilson Quarterly (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
Forum: Preschool Puzzle: As State after State Expands Pre-K Schooling, Questions Remain [PDF], Education Next 8, no. 4 (Fall 2008)
Douglas J. Besharov and Craig Ramey
Nonpoor Children in Head Start: Explanations and Implications [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 26, no. 3 (October 2007)
Douglas J. Besharov and Jeffrey S. Morrow
Federal and State Child Care and Early Education Expenditures (1997-2005): Child Care Spending Falls as Pre-K Spending Rises [PDF], September 4, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov, Caeli A. Higney, and Justus A. Myers
Cost Per Child for Early Childhood Education and Care: Comparing Head Start, CCDF Child Care, and Prekindergarten/Preschool Programs (2003/2004) [PDF], August 31, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov, Justus A. Myers, and Jeffrey S. Morrow
Giving Head Start a Fresh Start [PDF], June 29, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Head Start: Mend It, Don't Expand it [PDF], April 19, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Head Start: Reply to Barnett and Currie [PDF], April 19, 2007
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Rethinking Child Care Research, Evaluation Review 30, no. 5 (2006)
Douglas J. Besharov and Jeffrey S. Morrow, eds.
Federal and State Child Care Expenditures (1997-2004): Rapid Growth Followed by Steady Spending [PDF], June 9, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Child Care Data in the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP): Inaccuracies and Corrections [PDF], June 5, 2006
Douglas J. Besharov, Jeffrey S. Morrow, and Anne Fengyan Shi
Head Start's Broken Promise [PDF], AEI On the Issues, October 2005
Douglas J. Besharov
Federal and State Child Care Expenditures (1997-2003): Rapid Growth Followed by Steady Spending [PDF], August 2005
Douglas J. Besharov and Caeli A. Higney
Are There Better Ways to Spend Federal Child Care Funds to Improve Child Outcomes [PDF], 2004
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care after Welfare Reform [PDF], 2001
Douglas J. Besharov and Nazanin Samari
child care Vouchers and Cash Payments [PDF], 2000
Douglas J. Besharov and Nazanin Samari
The Other Wisconsin Miracle: How Wisconsin foundations are helping create a responsive market for child care [PDF], Philanthrophy Magazine, May/June 1999
Douglas J. Besharov and Nazanin Samari
A New Start for Head Start [PDF], The American Enterprise, March/April 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
New Directions for Head Start [PDF], The World & I, January 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Day Care: The New Surrogacy [PDF], The World & I, September 1991
Douglas J. Besharov
Fixing the Child Care Credit: Hidden Policies Lead to Regressive Policies [PDF], Harvard Journal on Legislation, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov
Federal Child Care Assistance: A Growing Middle-class Entitlement [PDF], Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1989
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
The Costs of Federal Child Care Assistance [PDF], AEI Studies in Social Welfare Policy, April 20, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
Head Start: Making a Popular Program Work [PDF], Pediatrics, 1987
Douglas J. Besharov and Terry W. Hartle


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Op-Eds

Head Start Falls Further Behind [PDF], The New York Times, February 8, 2009
Douglas J. Besharov and Douglas M. Call
College Degree Unnecessary [PDF], USA Today, October 3, 2003
Douglas J. Besharov
First Lady Knows Best, (PDF version), The Washington Post, January 28, 1996
Douglas J. Besharov
Trapped in the Day-Care Maze [PDF], The Washington Post, December 11, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Do We Have to Give Up? No. We Know How to Get Smart About IQ, ( PDF version), The Washington Post, October 23, 1994
Douglas J. Besharov
Fresh Start: What Works in Head Start? [PDF], The New Republic, June 14, 1993
Douglas J. Besharov
A Good Beginning [PDF], The Washington Post, November 1, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Why Head Start Needs a Re-start: Poverty, Violence Threaten the Gains [PDF], The Washington Post, February 2, 1992
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care Credit is Test of Bush's "Kindness", ( PDF version), The Los Angeles Times, November 11, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
The Politics of Day-Care: We're About to Spend Billions on a Dubious Middle Class "Crisis", (PDF version), The Washington Post, August 21, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov
Child Care Subsidies: Mostly for the Middle Class, ( PDF version), The Washington Post, May 2, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov and Paul N. Tramontozzi
The ABCs of Child-Care Politics [PDF], The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 1988
Douglas J. Besharov
Put Politics Aside and Help the "Head Start" Program, ( PDF version), The New York Times, December 28, 1985
Douglas J. Besharov and Terry W. Hartle


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Conference Papers

Child Care and Welfare Reform, April 3, 1998

Child Care Falling Short for Low-Income and Working Families. (Talking Points)
Helen Blank
Child Care and Welfare Reform.
The Hon. Larry E. Craig
Managed Day Care Makes Its Debut
Head Start and Welfare Reform [PDF]
Wade F. Horn
Spending on Early Childhood Care Programs and Research: An Analysis of Federal Departments, State Governments, and Foundations [PDF]
Pamela Jones, Christine Ross, and Stuart Kerachsky
State Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs (GAO Report - PDF. Slides.)
Mark Nadel
Child Care and Welfare Reform: The Wisconsin Experience. (Remarks. PDF Slides: 1-3, 4, 5, 6.)
John Weicher


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Congressional Testimony

Testimony on Building a Foundation for Families: Fighting Hunger, Investing in Children, House Budget Committee, February 12, 2009 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Early Care and Education, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, June 27, 2007 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Federal Child Care Funding, House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on 21st Century Competitiveness, February 27, 2002 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on Early Childhood Programs and Their Impacts on Low-income Children and Families, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families, April 11, 2000 [PDF]
Douglas J. Besharov
Testimony on the Federal Child Care Programs, Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Children and Families Subcommittee, February 16, 1995
Douglas J. Besharov


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