There is growing recognition of the economic implications of social emotional skills, in terms of both generating economic benefits and preventing costly outcomes for individuals and society. Increased investment in such programming has the potential to generate an economic benefit for individuals and society, and have a positive impact for population health overall.
About the Pennsylvania State University and this Research Series
Founded in 1855, the Pennsylvania State University is a renowned public research university that educates students from around the world and collaborates with partners to share valuable knowledge that improves the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pennsylvania State University is creating a series of briefs addressing the need for research, practice and policy on social and emotional learning. The series will cover how teachers, parents, schools and others can help support the social emotional learning of students.