Book review of Investing in Kids in Monthly Labor Review

The latest issue of Monthly Labor Review has a very nice review by economist Brian Keaton of my book, Investing in Kids. MLR is a well-respected journal published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor.

The review concludes with the following paragraph:

Investing in Kids contains exceptional, easy-to-follow information that should inspire educators and politicians alike. Bartik provides clear and effective explanations to support investing in early childhood education. If managed with maximum efficiency (i.e., locally), the economic benefits derived from such programs could be even higher than Bartik suggests.

I appreciate Brian Keaton’s favorable review, and I’m particularly pleased that he thinks that the book is clear. Certainly my goal was to make the book reader-friendly. For example, even though the book is lengthy, I designed it so readers can browse. If a reader wants to skip a chapter, the gist of the chapter is covered in the first few paragraphs and last few paragraphs of each chapter.

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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