Chicago Longitudinal Study (CLS)

The Chicago Longitudinal Study is a prospective cohort study that tracked the progress of 1,539 students who attended kindergarten at low-income schools in 1985 into the present. The majority of the students participated in Child Parent Center programs, which provided intensive preschool, kindergarten, and follow-on services to eligible students. The rest of the students attended typical Title I schools in similar neighborhoods. The research team intends to use the data to explore the role of parent and teacher inputs to the education production function.

Key Personnel: Professor James Heckman of the University of Chicago, Jing Jing Hsee of the University of Chicago, Miriam Gensowski of the University of Chicago, Maryclare Griffin of the University of Chicago, and Dr. Junjian Yi of the University of Chicago