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An economic method for formulating better policies for positive child development

Manning, Matthew; Homel, Ross James; Smith, Christine


Social scientists and education, health and human service practitioners recognise the benefits of primary prevention and early intervention compared with remedial alternatives. A recent meta-analytic review of early childhood prevention programs conducted by the authors demonstrates good returns on investment well beyond the early years, into and beyond adolescence. There are two methodological deficiencies in the current prevention literature: (1) the limited tools available to assist when...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Review of Public Affairs
Access Rights: Open Access


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