Investing in Kids now ready for shipping!

The Upjohn Institute Press now has both hardback and paperback copies of my book investing in Kids available. You can order online at the Institute’s website.  The paperback goes for $20. A great value for a book of 415 pages!

One word on how I tried to structure the book to make it reader-friendly. First, the more-technical material is kept out of the main text of the book and put into free, online appendices, or put in the book’s endnotes. Second, although obviously I would prefer that the entire book be read as written, the book is written so that readers with different interests can pick and choose among the chapters. For example, readers who just want the main results stated could read chapters 3 and 4. Readers with no interest in business incentive programs can skip over the sections of the book discussing business incentives. (Or, for that matter, readers who want to focus on business incentives could read only those sections.)

This blog is providing a taste of some of the topics addressed in the book. If you want to get more idea of how the book is structured, you can view the Table of Contents. You can also download for free Chapter 1, which frames the book’s argument and summarizes some of the chapters.  In addition, chapter 7 (on possible short-term benefits of early childhood programs) and chapter 10 (on national benefits and costs of early childhood programs and business incentives) are also available for free online reading.

About timbartik

Tim Bartik is a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, a non-profit and non-partisan research organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan. His research specializes in state and local economic development policies and local labor markets.
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