Recently, the Early Years Committee hosted a presentation on the economics of Kids and Crime. Dave Park, noted Economist, provides a convincing argument for early intervention. Overall, the earlier the investment in a child’s life, the greater the economic and social return. For every dollar spent on a pre-school child the benefit is three times that of a dollar spent on a school-aged child (and eight times that of Adult programs).
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