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[From Preschool to Prosperity] From Preschool to Prosperity: The Economic Payoff to Early Childhood Education
Timothy J. Bartik
Bartik shows that investment in high-quality early childhood education has several long-term benefits, including higher adult earnings for program participants.
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[What Does the Minimum Wage Do?] What Does the Minimum Wage Do?
Dale Belman and Paul J. Wolfson
This book attempts to make sense of the research on the minimum wage that began in the early 1990s. The authors look at who is affected by the minimum wage, both directly and indirectly; which observable, measurable variables (e.g., wages, employment, school enrollment) the minimum wage influences; how long it takes for the variables to respond to the minimum wage and the size and desirability of the effect; why the minimum wage has the results it does (and not others); and the workers most likely to be affected by changes to the minimum wage.
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[The New Scarlett Letter?] The New Scarlet Letter? Negotiating the U.S. Labor Market with a Criminal Record
Stephen Raphael
This book explores the difficulties facing ex-offenders as they try to enter and remain in the U.S. labor market..
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