Measuring the impact of spending on social programs is critical to making sure we get the most bang for our scarce government bucks.
Can the benefits of entering kindergarten with a strong foundation be quantified? What’s a reasonable amount to pay for preschool programs that successfully improve children’s outcomes?
The link between race and debt sustains even after accounting for area income, unemployment, levels of education, and home values, all of which explain why some places seem to struggle more with paying bills than others.
A black child who grew up in poverty in the late 1960s was twice as likely as a white child who grew up in poverty to also be poor as an adult.
Early childhood education is critical for healthy growth and development, but many children don't receive the programs they need. Pay for success can help scale programs that work.