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Document Number: 5656

Lifetime Effects: The High/Scope Perry Preschool Study Through Age 40 (2005) - This publication summarizes and provides conclusions on the many findings of the High/Scope Perry Preschool study, including participantsí academic achievement, economic/employment status, arrest and incarceration history, health (including drug use) and family situation. The research suggests that the Perry Preschool programís economic return to society was $17.07 per dollar invested, or $258,888 per participant on the investment of $15,166 per participant, in such areas as crime (88% of public return) and welfare savings, as well as the increased tax revenues from participantsí higher earnings. The author also provides answers to 14 FAQs about the study and its findings, among them: How can the study be generalized to other programs? Learn more about the High/Scope Perry Preschool Project on the project Web site. (Lawrence J. Schweinhart, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, November 2004)...

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