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  • Writer's pictureBenay Hicks

NEW RESEARCH: High-quality ECE strengthens families and can break the cycle of poverty

A new analysis from Nobel laureate economist James J. Heckman and colleagues finds that targeted, high-quality early childhood investments have the power to lift multiple generations out of poverty.

This research demonstrates the impact of high-quality early childhood experiences, as participants and their children saw significant increases in education, health, full-time employment and reduced incidence of anti-social behavior or crime. The findings provide policymakers with the confidence to use investments in quality early childhood development programs as an effective tool to break the cycle of poverty.

Access the research toolkit, including the academic paper, research summary and social media graphics, here:


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