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Recent Research

"The Economic Importance of Families With Children"

  • This March, 2012 report by Cornell University planning professor Mildred Warner offers data that illustrates the economic imperative of local planning for children and families.

"Economic Impacts of Early Care and Education in California," August, 2011

  • UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education report estimates California child care industry serves more than 850,000 California children and their families and brings in gross receipts of at least $5.6 billion annually.
  • Spending on ECE supports nearly 200,000 jobs, both direct jobs in the ECE industry and jobs in educational supplies, food, health care, and other industries, and also results in more than half a billion dollars in state and local tax revenue.
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"Key to Economic Success in the 21st Century/Investment in Early Childhood Programs," May 2009

  • Bay Area Council report estimates total child care spending and employment for each County in the nine County Bay Area Region. Alameda County early care and education industry generates an estimated $387,703,422 and employs an estimated 8,787 people.

"The Economics of Investing in Universal Preschool Education in California," March, 2005

  • RAND report finds the state of California would reap an average of $2.62 for every $1 it invests in a public preschool program enrolling every 4 year old in the state.
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"The Productivity Argument for Investment in Young Children," October, 2004

  • Nobel laureate James Heckman sees a decline in productivity unless the United States invests in preschool programs. Read his report and summary on the Committee for Economic Development website.
  • Get the Summary or Full Report

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