What are the Effects of a Two-Generation Human Capital Program on Children's Attendance & Chronic Absence in Head Start?

The current brief explores the effect of a two-generation human capital intervention, CareerAdvance®, on children’s outcomes. CareerAdvance®, developed and run by the Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP Tulsa), is a healthcare training programdesigned for parents of children enrolled in CAP’s Head Start programs. Past evaluationsfound that CareerAdvance® was associated with improved parent education, employment inthe healthcare sector, and psychological wellbeing after one year. The central question of this brief is whether there are added (or negative) effects on children as parents advance their own educational goals, adjacent to the positive effects of a high quality Head Start program. (February 2019)