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Studies Link Pre-K Cuts, Crime


April 28, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Keiko Morris

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids — a Washington-based program whose members include a large number of law enforcement officials — will lobby legislators Monday in Albany to consider what they say are the long-term costs of eliminating $204 million for the state’s so-called universal pre-kindergarten program and cutting $7.5 million from experimental pre-kindergarten programs. Using…

State’s budget pain may increase


April 20, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
James Salzer

Without an upturn, legislators' options grimmer next year

Child-care costs busting N.J. family budgets


April 11, 2003 Economics and FinanceWorkforce
Peggy O'Crowley

Fees can chew up 50% of income, and experts see no relief in sight

Column: Women at Work: Good child care takes good care of the economy


April 1, 2003 Economics and Finance
Jilian Mincer

Child care, especially high-quality care, prepares children for school and life and enables parents to work. What most people don’t realize is that it also has a huge impact on the current and future economy of a state, according to a report released in March by the Mid-America Regional Council.

Nursery start ‘worth Pounds 90,000’


March 20, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Alexandra Frean

Children who attend a day nursery before starting school can expect to earn Pounds 90,000 more over their lives than those who stay at home or are cared for by relatives, new research shows. Researchers at the University of North Carolina in the US also found that young adults who are placed in high-quality nurseries…

Column: Early childhood education spurs strong economies


March 13, 2003 Economics and Finance
David Crane

The article, by Art Roinick, senior vice-president and director of research at the Minneapolis Fed, and Rob Grunewald, a regional economic analyst at the Minneapolis Fed, argues that many of the devices that governments use to promote economic growth, such as subsidies to attract new plants or support for sports stadiums and similar projects, in…

Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return


March 3, 2003 Economics and Finance
Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald

The quality of life for a child and the contributions the child makes to society as an adult can be traced back to the first few years of life. [S]tudies find that well-focused investments in early childhood development yield high public as well as private returns.

Pre-Kindergarten Said Vital to Region’s Growth


January 23, 2003 Economics and Finance
Debbie Burt Myers

Early childhood education is vital to future economic development in east Mississippi, an elite group of educators and business professionals has determined. The conclusion of the experts was that community resources must be committed to closing those gaps in education for economic growth to occur.

Op-Ed: A Sound Investment in Early Education


January 15, 2003 Economics and Finance
Mara Aspinall and Kathleen Kelley

Economic analysis tells us that early childhood education is a sound investment of limited resources. Until every child shows up on that first day of school properly prepared to learn, Massachusetts will fall short of its education and economic goals.

Quality preschool education pays off long-term, study says


December 24, 2002 Economics and Finance

Every dollar paid to provide young children with high-quality, full-day, year-round preschool generates a 4 return to the children, their families and all taxpayers, according to findings the National Institute for Early Education Research recently released. The study, released by NIEER at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference in New York,…