Unis gain benefit from investment in preschool education

The Australian | Wednesday 10 July 2019

The study shows how investment in early childhood education can be doubled in later years.

The study shows how investment in early childhood education can be doubled in later years.

Australia's multi-billion-dollar annual investment in early childhood education yields a positive economic return, with benefits that cascade through the education system up to university level, according to a new study.

The study, carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers for social enterprise group The Front Project, is the first of its kind in Australia and found that the total economic benefit to parents, government and employers is as high as $2 of return for each $1 spent.