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dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, Donalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-09en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:07:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:07:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20091105892en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36299-
dc.description.abstractA number of researchers and policy makers have recently argued that the most effective way of dealing with long-run disadvantage and the intergenerational transmission of poverty is through early childhood intervention and in particular policies aimed at supporting the family in early childhood development. In this paper we carry out a randomised evaluation of one such programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents, particularly those who find their child's behaviour difficult or challenging. Our evaluation shows that the treatment significantly reduced behavioural problems in young children when measured 6 months after the intervention. Furthermore our detailed cost analysis, combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits associated with the programme, suggest that the long-run rate of return to society from this programme is likely to be relatively high.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4518en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEarly interventionen_US
dc.subject.keywordparenting programmeen_US
dc.subject.keywordrandomised trialen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwIrlanden_US
dc.titleA cost-benefit analysis of early childhood intervention: evidence from a randomised evaluation of a parenting programmeen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn614601932en_US
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