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Warner, M.E. And Baran-Rees, R. 2012. "The Economic Importance of Families with Children." Issue Brief. Ithaca, NY:Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.

Planners and local government officials should give more attention to the economic benefits of families with children. While some strategies for economic development have included marketing cities as retirement destinations for wealthy adults ("grey gold") or as creative hot-beds for young talent ("creative class"), vibrant communities need people of all ages for long-term economic stability.

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Subject: Child Care,Economic Development,Planning