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Early Childhood Intervention Yields 13% Return On Investment, Economist Says

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Frances Dalbey, the executive director of the Hunt County United Way, discusses the Early Childhood Intervention Services program, one of the organizations that receives United Way funding.  A University of Chicago economist, speaking recently at an event hosted by the governor of Mississippi, says a study he had done shows that early childhood intervention yields a 13 percent return on investment to the public in terms of children who otherwise would be costly to society.

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