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Impacts of a Large-Scale Parenting Program: Experimental Evidence from Chile

Carneiro, Pedro; Galasso, Emanuela; Lopez Garcia, Italo; Bedregal, Paula; Cordero, Miguel; (2024) Impacts of a Large-Scale Parenting Program: Experimental Evidence from Chile. Journal of Political Economy , 132 (4) pp. 1113-1161. 10.1086/727288. Green open access

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Abstract

We present results from a large-scale experimental evaluation of a national parenting program in Chile. The program is low cost: it lasts only for six to eight weeks, and it is administered to groups of 8 to 12 parents. It is implemented by the national health system, taking advantage of its existing physical infrastructure and human resources. We find that, three years after the interventions ends, children whose parents are offered the opportunity to participate in this program increase their vocabulary and socio-emotional development scores by 0.1 standard deviations (SD), mirrored by similar improvements in caregiver’s parenting behaviors and beliefs.

Type: Article
Title: Impacts of a Large-Scale Parenting Program: Experimental Evidence from Chile
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/727288
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1086/727288
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: parenting, early childhood development
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10164124
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