Did you know...American businesses and communities pay a major price in medical fees and lost productivity due to unhealthy births? The extra cost per adverse birth averages $28,000 to $40,000, but can reach as high as $140,000. Quality home visiting and parent mentoring programs for at-risk families can reduce these costs – they can decrease low-birth weight births by nearly 50%.
ReadyNation (then called the Partnership for America's Economic Success) has spent the past four years commissioning and collecting solid economic evidence on the benefits of a range of early childhood interventions and programs. We have also assembled research on innovative ideas for funding programs, in order to move policy during difficult economic times. This work can be accessed as full reports and policy briefs on our commissioned research page.
To support the advocacy efforts of business leaders and others, our Other Economic Studies page contains seminal reports authored by outside researchers on the economic benefits of investments in young children, both at the national level and state-specific studies.