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Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development
Timothy J. Bartik
First Chapter | Table of Contents
417 pp. 2011
$45.00 cloth 9780880993739
$20.00 paper 9780880993722
Investing in Kids blog by Timothy Bartik
Addendum: Technical Appendices
Can pre-school save the economy? Timothy Bartik at TEDxMiamiUniversity
Radio interview w/Timothy Bartik
“State and local economic development officials need new strategies, ones backed by fact and evidence. Tim Bartik provides exactly this in his powerfully researched book that documents the link between economic development and investing in young children in ways never done before. Now business leaders and development officials have a sober, fact-based framework for increasing personal incomes, local and state workforce competitiveness, and national fiscal strength. This is a framework for getting our country back on its feet and keeping it there.”
–Robert Dugger, founder and managing partner of Hanover Investment Group; chairman of the advisory board, Partnership for Americas Economic Success.
“The case for treating early childhood development as economic development is long overdue. Timothy Bartik's book is the first to take a comprehensive and in-depth look at this issue . . . Bartik's book has much to offer those working in the field of economic development and gives much-needed support to early childhood educators and their profession.”
–Art Rolnick, former senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
“A must read for everyone concerned with setting priorities for government spending and our children's futures.”
–W. Steven Barnett, codirector, National Institute for Early Education Research
“Tim Bartik's book makes an excellent case that increasing our investment in a continuum of early childhood programs pays off when examined from a business and economic perspective . . . This would be a good book for business leaders and others who should focus on an economic rationale for public investment in early childhood learning.”
–Harriet Dichter, national director, First Five Years Fund; former secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.