University of Wisconsin–Madison
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What is the role of early childhood policies in fighting intergenerational transmission of poverty?

The persistence of large achievement gaps by socioeconomic status is an important factor in the intergenerational transmission of poverty. Because these gaps are already present early in life, there is an opportunity for early childhood policies to make a difference. This article summarizes current evidence on early childhood policies and identifies promising policies in the areas of early learning, education, and income support.


Early Childhood Care & Education, Education & Training, Inequality & Mobility, Intergenerational Poverty