Partnership for America's Economic Success

Global competition is intensifying, and the burden of debt on the next generation has skyrocketed. For the country to flourish, we must prepare our children to thrive. 

Research shows that investing in programs that assist children during their earliest years yields high returns for the U.S. economy. However, early childhood development is not at the top of the national agenda.

The Partnership for America’s Economic Success works to refocus the debate by examining the enormous potential economic benefits of high-quality early childhood programs.

In 2006, Pew joined with several private philanthropists, foundations and corporations to create the Partnership for America’s Economic Success. Guided by an advisory board that includes economists, business leaders, children’s advocates and policy experts, the partnership assesses the economic impact of strategic investments in young children.

The partnership examines the ways that investing in children helps build our nation’s economy. It identifies and quantifies major child development strategies that have proven positive rates of return; finds new approaches to financing investments in children, drawing from public, nonprofit and for-profit partnerships in other areas as examples of success; and develops effective communications strategies to bring the research to the attention of policy makers and the public.

Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, view the materials below and visit the Partnership for America’s Economic Success website.

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