Professor Arthur J. Reynolds, School of Social Work, UW-Madison
The Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS) is being done to investigate the long-term effects of early childhood interventions on the educational and social development of 1,539 individuals who grew up in high-poverty neighborhoods in Chicago. The study sample includes 1,150 participants who attended the Child-Parent Centers (CPC) and 389 participants who participated in full-day alternative kindergarten programs. Interviews will be conducted by telephone, and small incentive payments will be made to encourage participation. Survey questions pertain to participants’ educational attainment, employment history, social functioning, health and general well-being. Data collected will be used to better understand how early childhood experiences influence outcomes in early adulthood and have important implications for educational policy.
DATE IN FIELD
Summer – Fall 2002