Year

2014

Series

WE focus series

DOI

10.17848/9780880994835

Abstract

Bartik shows that investment in high-quality early childhood education has several long-term benefits, including higher adult earnings for program participants.

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Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. What Is the Evidence on the Earnings Effects of High-Quality Early Childhood Education, and Why Should We Believe It?
  3. How Do the Adult Earnings Benefits of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Compare to Costs?
  4. Criticisms of the Research Evidence
  5. How Can Early Childhood Education Programs Best Be Designed?
  6. Spillover Benefits: How Does Early Childhood Education Affect Other Groups Than Those Families Directly Served by These Programs?
  7. A Proposed Early Childhood Education Strategy
  8. Why Early Childhood Education Makes Sense Now: ECE's Place in the Ongoing Struggle for Broader Economic Opportunities

ISBN

9780880994828 (paper)

Subject Areas

EDUCATION; Early childhood; Preschool and early education

From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education

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Citation

Bartik, Timothy J. 2014. From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.17848/9780880994835