Discussion Paper

Early Childhood Education and the Economy

Abstract: A child's first few years provide a strong foundation for future development. Early childhood education programs can increase future labor force productivity, decrease societal costs, and ultimately lead to a stronger economy.

Keywords: early childhood education;

JEL Classification: I25; J21;


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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Part of Series: Workforce Currents

Publication Date: 2019-01-08

Number: 2019-01