The Economic Development Effects of Early Childhood Programs

  • February 28, 2008
  • By Timothy J. Bartik, Senior Economist, and W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

This study finds that implementing proven programs for children would increase job growth and earnings in the long-run, as well as boost future GDP and government revenues.  While business subsidies provide a greater short-term boost to state job growth, early childhood programs provide a greater long-term boost as program participants enter the workforce.

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