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ERIC Number: ED559198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-88099-482-8
Preschool and Prosperity. Policy Paper No. 2014-017
Bartik, Timothy J.
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Substantial research shows that high-quality early childhood education programs have a large economic payoff. This payoff is increased earnings for former child participants, increased earnings for parents, and increased earnings for all workers when average worker skills improve. A program package of universal pre-K, combined with child care and parenting support for all low-income families, would cost $80 billion annually. But each dollar invested in this package would yield future economic benefits of over 10 times as great. [This policy brief summarizes Timothy Bartik's book, "From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education" (ED559200).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research