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ERIC Number: ED540072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Attracting, Developing, and Maintaining Human Capital: A New Model for Economic Development
America's Promise Alliance (NJ1)
"Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development," a 2011 book by Timothy Bartik, Senior Economist at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, provides a new evidence-based approach for effective economic development. This approach is designed to support business growth and job creation by improving worker productivity and earnings both today and in the years and decades to come. In his book, Bartik argues for a comprehensive model that employs a combination of programs--well-designed business incentives and high-quality early childhood services open to all children--to build short- and long-term human capital. By supplementing a research driven package of business incentives with investments in early childhood programs, economic development agencies can meet business' immediate need for skilled workers, strengthen the workforce pipeline, and generate strong returns to taxpayers. This brief summarizes Bartik's findings on early education. His book also contains a detailed analysis of the data on business incentives and related recommendations. (Contains 8 endnotes and 3 exhibits.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: America's Promise Alliance
Identifiers - Location: United States