In this chapter from Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers, Rob Grunewald looks both at how investments in early childhood development can reduce downstream costs and support workforce productivity decades later, and how the presence of quality childcare provides important workforce infrastructure that allows parents to enter the workforce and be productive at their jobs. Read this final chapter release prior to the November 9 book launch at www.investinwork.org/book.
The chapter is part of Investing in America’s Workforce: Improving Outcomes for Workers and Employers, which will be released on November 9, 2018. The book includes the voices of over 100 contributing authors who share research, best practices, and resources on workforce development. The project is a result of a two-and-a-half-year collaboration of the Federal Reserve System, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, the Ray Marshall Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. See www.investinwork.org for more information on the initiative and the upcoming book release.