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The Best Investment: America’s Kids

November 22, 2002
Economics and Finance
Christopher Farrell
Business Week

Tomorrow's workers will need more brains than brawn, so funding early-childhood education is vital. It's time for Uncle Sam to ante up.

The payoff from high-quality, early-childhood development programs is enormous. Economic studies suggest that the return on investment in early-childhood development is a huge 14% to 15%, after adjusting for inflation.