ReadyNation issue brief on my book

ReadyNation has a new and improved version of an issue brief that summarizes my 2011 book, Investing in Kids.

This issue brief summarizes the main points of my book, and accompanies this summary with some great graphics. Specifically, the issue brief emphasizes:

1. The sizable national as well as local economic benefits of a wide variety of early childhood programs.

2.  The surprisingly high proportion of 4-year-olds who end up living in the same state or metro area as working adults.

3. The significant effects of universal pre-K in raising property values by attracting parents to a local housing market.

The issue brief also includes estimates for each state of universal pre-K’s benefits relative to costs.

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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