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March 1, 2003
*Benefits and costs were measured from ages 3 through 27 and
projected for ages 28 through 65.
Data Source: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 27
Return to: Early Childhood Development: Economic
with a High Public Return
Table 1BReal Internal Rate of Return
Table 2Cost Estimate to Educate all 3- and
4-Year-Old Children From Low-Income Families in Minnesota at a Two-Year,
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