Investing in Our Children: What We Know and Don't Know About the Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Interventions / Edition 1

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The authors find that well-targeted early intervention programs for at-risk children, such as nurse home visits to first-time mothers and high-quality preschool education, can yield substantial advantages to participants in terms of emotional and cognitive development, education, economic well-being and health.

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Kempe Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health-Colorado
This book represents a balanced, thoughtful enormously useful resource for policy planners and early intervention researchers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833025302
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 182
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction The Importance of Early Childhood What Is Early Intervention? Goals and Approach of This Study Organization of This Report Chapter Two: Targeted Early Intervention Programs and Their Benefits The Origins of Early Intervention From Theory to Practice: Determining Which Interventions Work Historical Review of Targeted Early Intervention Programs Summary of Findings Chapter Three: Comparing Costs, Savings, and Benefits Programs Selected for Analysis Comparing Program Costs to the Government Savings the Programs Generate Additional Monetary Benefits to the Rest of Society Sensitivity of Results to Discount Rate Findings from Cost-Savings and Cost-Benefit Analyses Chapter Four: Issues Relevant to Investment Decisions What We Know About Early Childhood Intervention What We Don't Know About Early Childhood Intervention Next Steps for Research and Policy Appendix A. Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Elmira Prenatal/Early Infancy Project B. Calculation of the Costs and Benefits of the Perry Preschool
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