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The Resource Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions, Lynn A. Karoly [and others]

Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions, Lynn A. Karoly [and others]

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Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions
Title
Investing in our children
Title remainder
what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions
Statement of responsibility
Lynn A. Karoly [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There is increasing evidence that the first few years after birth are particularly important in child development and present opportunities for enrichment but also vulnerabilities do to poverty and other social stressors. Elected officials have begun proposing potentially costly programs to intervene early in the lives of disadvantaged children. Have such interventions been demonstrated to yield substantial benefits? To what extent might they pay for themselves through lower welfare and criminal justice costs incurred by participating children as they grow into adults? This study synthesizes the results of a number of previous evaluations in an effort to answer those questions. Conclusions are that under carefully controlled conditions, early childhood interventions can yield substantial advantages to recipients in terms of emotional and cognitive development, education, economic well-being, and health. (The latter two benefits apply to the children's families as well.) If these interventions can be duplicated on a large scale, the costs of the programs could be exceeded by subsequent savings to the government. However, the more carefully the interventions are targeted to children most likely to benefit, the more likely it is that savings will exceed costs. Unfortunately, these conclusions rest on only a few methodologically sound studies. The authors argue for broader demonstrations accompanied by rigorous evaluations to resolve several important unknowns. These include the most efficient ways to design and target programs, the extent to which effectiveness is lost on scale-up, and the implications of welfare reform and other "safety net" changes
Action
digitized
Dewey number
362.7/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Karoly, Lynn A.
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Criminal Justice Program (Rand Corporation)
  • Labor and Population Program
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  • Children with social disabilities
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Child welfare
  • Public welfare
Label
Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions, Lynn A. Karoly [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-149)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • App. A.
  • Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Elmira Prenatal/Early Infancy Project
  • App. B.
  • Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Perry Preschool
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • Targeted Early Intervention Programs and their Benefits
  • Ch. 3.
  • Comparing Costs, Savings, and Benefits
  • Ch. 4.
  • Issues Relevant to Investment Decisions
Control code
ocm47008411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 159 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043269
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008411
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Investing in our children : what we know and don't know about the costs and benefits of early childhood interventions, Lynn A. Karoly [and others]
Publication
Note
"Funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-149)
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • App. A.
  • Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Elmira Prenatal/Early Infancy Project
  • App. B.
  • Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Perry Preschool
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Ch. 2.
  • Targeted Early Intervention Programs and their Benefits
  • Ch. 3.
  • Comparing Costs, Savings, and Benefits
  • Ch. 4.
  • Issues Relevant to Investment Decisions
Control code
ocm47008411
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 159 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833043269
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47008411
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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