March 25 interview on WWJ Radio Detroit, “Every Kid Matters”

I was interviewed on March 25 as one of three panelists on a hour-long show on WWJ Radio Detroit. The interview was part of a series of radio broadcasts, on the last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.,  sponsored by the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.

The main point of the show was to explore the research evidence on why early childhood investment makes sense. The other panelists were Dr. Moriah Thomason of Wayne State University, who focused on the neuroscience of early childhood development, and Dr. Cheryl Polk, the President of the High Scope Educational Research Foundation, who discussed High Scope’s work with Perry and the importance of quality and soft skills in early childhood development. My focus was more on the social science evidence on early childhood investments, and how these investments produce important long-term economic benefits.

A story and podcast for this panel interview show can be found here.

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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