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The ‘real’ economic advantage of investing in families this holiday season (Hailey M. Gibbs, Margaret Burchinal, and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Brookings)

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report released earlier this month offers a clear picture of the costs of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) to America. Yet, the report fails to account for the longer term payoffs of investing in a social and economic package that would dramatically change the landscape for children. Millions of jobs would be created in child care and preschool, women would be more likely to enter the workforce in large numbers, and we would likely have a more educated workforce better prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.

The ‘real’ economic advantage of investing in families this holiday season (brookings.edu)