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.
Vol. 24, Issue 09, Page 16Published in Print: October 27, 2004, as Early Childhood