Economics and Finance

Publications and Research

What will it cost to give Head Start the tools it needs to succeed? This brief includes information on the qualifications and compensation of Head Start teachers and discusses the issues surrounding the push towards raising both.

Research confirms long-term benefits of high-quality early education.

A report from the Mid-American Regional Council points to Kansas' need to increase its investment in child care.

A Summary Report of the 2002 Early Education Cost Symposium (September 19–20, 2002). Edited by W. Steven Barnett and Pamela J. Kelley

For every dollar spent on high-quality early education programs, taxpayers can expect four dollars in benefits. These programs not only lead to greater academic success, they boost lifetime earnings for participants and their mothers.