BFI Working Papers

Sharing research in progress—and refining it through rigorous discussion and debate—is a hallmark of scholarship at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics.
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BFI Working Paper Oct 27, 2022

Parenting Promotes Social Mobility Within and Across Generations

Jorge Luis García, James Heckman
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 11, 2022

Comparing China REACH and the Jamaica Home Visiting Program

Jin Zhou, James Heckman, Bei Liu, Mai Lu, Susan M. Chang, Sally Grantham-McGregor
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Sep 16, 2022

Tales and Tropes: Gender Roles from Word Embeddings in a Century of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Patricia Chiril, Callista Christ, Anjali Das, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Aug 22, 2022

Scarcity and Inattention

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Jul 30, 2022

What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Teodora Szasz
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jul 28, 2022

Engaging Parents with Preschools: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 26, 2022

Portrayals of Race and Gender: Sentiment in 100 Years of Children’s Literature

Anjali Adukia, Callista Christ, Anjali Das, Ayush Raj
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 25, 2022

Measuring Representation of Race, Gender, and Age in Children’s Books: Face Detection and Feature Classification in Illustrated Images

Teodora Szasz, Emileigh Harrison, Ping-Jung Liu, Ping-Chang Lin, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Anjali Adukia
Topics:  Early Childhood Education