Another element for the discussion: Early childhood spending benefits don’t fade away

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It’s a theme I even wrote a report about: the effect of investment in early childhood and the Heckman curve. Heckman himself adapted his theory to the Heckman equation:

The element of “sustain” is important for this new study as some studies have shown that the effects of only investing in early childhood education may fade out in time. Well, if there are effects, because in some countries e.g. the Netherlands the effects weren’t that noticeable. Now there is a new study that shows the benefits of early childhood spending don’t fade away. I do think this new study will not close the debate. The most important questions that remains are: when and why does early childhood education work.

From the press release:

North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth…

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