Published Online: October 26, 2004
Published in Print: October 27, 2004, as Early Childhood

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High-quality programs of early-childhood education contribute directly to higher levels of employment, greater earnings in the workplace, and higher government revenues, a study suggests.

The study—produced by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute—calculates that good early-childhood programs produce $3 in benefits to the economy for every dollar invested in them. It also suggests that such programs have a direct impact on lowering crime and poverty.

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