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Ribeiro, Rose and M. Warner 2004. "Measuring the Regional Economic Importance of Early Care and Education: The Cornell Methodology Guide." Ithaca, NY: Cornell University. 

Economists and planners are beginning to recognize the important contributions the child care sector makes to the regional economy in both the short and long term. Across the country, states and localities are using regional economic analysis to estimate the size of the child care sector and its linkage effects in the regional economy. This methodology guide is designed to help state and local teams conduct such studies. The focus is on the short term regional economic effects of the child care sector.

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Subject: Child Care,Economic Development