Trostel Report on Early Education Funding

University of Maine economics professor and Smith Center researcher Philip Trostel has published research findings on the economic  impact of early education funding.

In his report “Path to a Better Future: The Fiscal Payoff of Investment in Early Childhood Development in Maine,” UMaine economic professor Philip Trostel says providing a first-rate preschool education for one low-income child saves taxpayers an average of $99,200 during the course of that child’s life in Maine.

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Trostel’s report and a summary are available at