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The Abecedarian Project: High-quality early child care has long-lasting effects
FPG Child Development Institute, April, 2012
(FPG Snapshot No. 66). Chapel Hill, NC: FPG Child Development Institute.

A summary of a longitudinal study of the effect of an early educational intervention on economic, socioemotional, and educational outcomes at age 30, based on data collected from 101 of the original low-income participants in the Abecedarian Project experiment in North Carolina

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Affordability: Women and their families need help paying for child care
National Women's Law Center, 2004
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A brief on the high child care expenses of low-income families and the inadequacy of government child care assistance

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Afterschool and the building of character
Afterschool Alliance, 2003
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 14). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An outline of after school program benefits for students and society, in terms of reduced risky behavior, improved academic performance, and enhanced habits and values

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Afterschool keeps kids safe
Afterschool Alliance, 2002
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 7). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

An issue brief that discusses why participation in after school programs reduces a child's chance of using drugs and committing or becoming a victim of juvenile crime

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Afterschool programs: Keeping kids--and communities--safe
Afterschool Alliance, April, 2007
(Issue Brief No. 27). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A discussion of the use of after school programs in decreasing youth violence and other illicit activities in the after school hours from 3 to 6 pm

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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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Afterschool programs: A wise public investment
Afterschool Alliance, 2005
(Afterschool Alert Issue Brief No. 22). Washington, DC: Afterschool Alliance.

A short investigation into the cost-benefit impacts of after school programs

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Alaska's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of April 16, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Alaska

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America's child care and pre-k crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 30 July, 2003
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

Summary of a review and analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with an emphasis on program quality and the need for public investment

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Arizona's child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of September 18, 2013.)

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arizona

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Arkansas' child care crisis: A crime prevention tragedy
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000
Washington, DC: Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. (No longer accessible as of August 29, 2013).

Overview of an analysis of research findings on the relationship between child care and reduced crime rates, with related data from Arkansas

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Attracting, developing and maintaining human capital: A new model for economic development
Partnership for America's Economic Success, July, 2011
Washington, DC: Partnership for America's Economic Success.

A summary of a study of the role of investments in early childhood programs in promoting economic growth and development

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Attracting, developing, and maintaining human capital: A new model for economic development
ReadyNation,
Washington, DC: ReadyNation.

A summary of a study of the role of investments in early childhood programs in promoting economic growth and development

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The benefit of after school programs
Healthy City, 22 June, 2012
Los Angeles: Healthy City.

Findings from research on the relationship of after school programs to educational performance, health and public safety, and economic and societal outcomes

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The bottom line: Investing in child care is good business
Action for Children North Carolina, May, 2006
Raleigh, NC: Acton for Children North Carolina.

A compilation of findings from studies on the economic impact of child care subsidies nationally and on North Carolina families and businesses

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Building strong foundations: Pre-k, strong communities and a strong economy
Idaho Kids Count (Program), March, 2014
Boise, ID: Idaho Kids Count.

Currently, Idaho does not invest in early education, except in the case of special needs children. This brief outlines how increased access to early education in Idaho would increase student achievement, strengthen communities, and save public dollars. (author abstract)

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California's preschool for all act (Proposition 82): A policy analysis
Barnett, W. Steven, 2006
New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research.

A policy brief discussing California's preschool for all act, Proposition 82, in terms of its potential impact on preschool children's school readiness, education attainment, and its potential economic benefits

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The call to end preschool expulsion: Prevention and intervention strategies
Splett, Joni, 2011
Columbia: University of Missouri--Columbia, Center for Family Policy and Research.

A discussion of the relationship of preschool expulsion to adolescent delinquency and adult imprisonment, with policy recommendations to reduce problem behaviors in early childhood

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The case for investing in disadvantaged young children
Heckman, James J., January, 2012
(EENEE Policy Brief 1/2012). Munich, Germany: European Expert Network on Economics of Education.

A summary of a discussion of the origins of abilities that predict adult success and the role that early childhood interventions can play in fostering these abilities in disadvantaged children

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Can early care and education programs change the economy?: An overview of selected states
Kelly, Katie,
Cleveland: Ohio GroundWork Campaign.

A discussion of the contribution that early care and education programs make to workforce productivity and economic growth

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Child care contributes to North Dakota's economy
Kids Count North Dakota (Project), 2004
North Dakota KIDS COUNT Inform, 2(5).

An overview of the numerous economic contributions of child care to North Dakota

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The child care industry: Supporting jobs and economic development in Hennepin County
Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association, 2003
Minneapolis, MN: Greater Minneapolis Day Care Association.

A report on the child care industry in Hennepin County, highlighting the link between high quality early care and education to future economic health

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Child care is essential to economic recovery
National Women's Law Center, December, 2008
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A discussion of the effects of state budget pressures and the economic downturn on families and child care providers

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: Central Missouri State University Workshop on Wheels Child Care Resource and Referral
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the Central Missouri State University Workshop on Wheels Child Care Resource and Referral

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Child care keeps Missouri working: The Missouri child care economic impact report: ChildCare Connection
Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network, 2005
St. Louis: Missouri Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

A profile of the economic impact of the child care industry in the Missouri region served by the ChildCare Connection

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