Did you know...Direct costs from public expenditures on services for maltreated children and their families exceeded $23 billion in 2004? The Nurse Family Partnership program reduced substantiated child maltreatment among its sample of first-time mothers by 46 percent over a 15-year period.
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.
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