UWO study emphasizes importance of education for individuals and communities

December 16, 2011

A new study from the University of Western Ontario argues that the effects of a good education system are wide-reaching. The report argues against government cuts to the education system by citing studies showing that improving education for at-risk children reduces adult crime, can lead to better health, and increases voter turnout. The study concludes that “current evidence suggests that well-targeted education-based programs can be more cost-effective than traditional law enforcement policies once all costs and benefits are accounted for.” UWO News Release | Read the report