High-quality preschool program produces long-term economic payoff – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers doing a cost-benefit analysis of early education have found four to eleven dollars worth in benefits for every dollar spent. Dr. James Griffin at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development says benefits included increased earning power once the children become adults.
Griffin: Projected over lifetime, children who attended the program at age three, at age 26, the return was nearly $11 for every dollar spent.
Narrator: Benefits also included reduced costs to society, for example less special education and less interaction with the judicial system. For details on this research, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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