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The Effects of Investing in Early Education on Economic Growth


January 1, 2006
Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local

This paper develops a model that takes into account a wide range of assumptions for determining the long-term effects of early education on growth and the national economy.

NIEER Working Paper – The Effects of Investing in Early Education on Economic Growth

By William T. Dickens, Isabel Sawhill and Jeffrey Tebbs
2006

Summary

The economic model in this paper predicts a 3.5 percent gain in the gross domestic product of the United States in the year 2080 – or 2 trillion dollars – as a result of investing in universal preschool throughout the country.

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