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An economic perspective on investment in early childhood education

by CIFAR
Feb 6 / 14
Craig Alexander reviews an analysis from a TD Economics report on the benefits of investing in early childhood education.

He outlines the gains for children, parents, the economy and society and reviews the cost-benefit estimates, demonstrating that Canada under-invests in this area relative to other advanced economies. He discusses how stronger skills development can help address many public policy priorities.

A presentation by the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group at CIFAR's From Cell to Society symposium on Feb. 6, 2014.