Paying Later: The High Costs of Failing to Invest in Young Children

Elaine Weiss, Mark Cohen, Alex Piquero and Wesley Jennings

States face a deepening budget crisis, tempting many policy makers to cut funding from many early childhood programs. However, research shows proven investments in young children can curb costly social issues such as child abuse and neglect, long-term criminal activity and high school dropouts. To learn more, view the policy brief.

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