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Afterschool programs: Making a difference in America’s communities by improving academic achievement, keeping kids safe and helping working families
Afterschool Alliance, February 2008
Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

Highlights of findings from studies of the influence of afterschool programs on children’s school attendance, academic achievement and abstinence from crime

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The economic importance of the child care sector
Warner, Mildred, September 2008
(Research & Policy Brief Series Issue Number 21). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Community and Rural Development Institute.

An overview of the role of the child care sector in regional economic development, based on data from the sector's economic impact in New York State

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Investing in infants and toddlers: The economics of early childhood
Lucas, Kimberley, 26 August, 2008
Washington, DC: Zero to Three, Policy Center.

An overview of current economic research, particularly cost-benefit analyses, that supports investment in early childhood education

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Long-term economic benefits of investing in early childhood programs: Proven programs boost economic development and benefit the nation's fiscal health
Partnership for America's Economic Success, 2008
(Issue Brief No. 5). Washington, DC: Partnership for America's Economic Success.

A summary of two analyses, one modeling the state- and nation-level job and earnings creation effects of three early childhood development programs targeted at disadvantaged children, and comparing these effects to those of a hypothetical half-day universal prekindergarten program and of traditional business subsidies for job growth promotion; the other modeling the long-term fiscal benefits of early childhood development programs--in terms of future increased income tax revenues from, fewer government transfers to, and lower education costs of program participants--to the fiscal costs, in terms of government funding for the programs

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Why Canada can't work without good child care: How early childhood education and care supports the economy
University of Toronto. Childcare Resource and Research Unit, 2008
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: University of Toronto, Childcare Resource and Research Unit.

A discussion of the short-, medium-, and long-term economic and social benefits that high-quality, accessible early childhood education and care can bring to Canada

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