New RAND Study on Investing in Early Childhood Programs

The RAND Corporation has published a new paper entitled The Economics of Early Childhood: What the Dismal Science Has to Say About Investing in Children, by M. Rebecca Kilburn and Lynn A. Karoly. This paper summarizes recent research findings from the field of economics related to the benefits of investing in early childhood programs. It is meant to provide policymakers with a primer on how economic analyses can be used to help set agendas for early childhood policy and identify the benefits of targeting certain groups of children for help. 

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