publication . Article . Other literature type . 2011

Age 26 Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Child-Parent Center Early Education Program

Barry A B White; Dylan L. Robertson; Judy A. Temple; Suh Ruu Ou; Arthur J. Reynolds;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Child Development, volume 82, pages 379-404 (issn: 0009-3920, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
We conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the Child-Parent Center (CPC) early childhood intervention. Using data collected up to age 26 on health and well-being, the study is the first adult economic analysis of a sustained large-scale and publicly-funded intervention. As part of the Chicago Longitudinal Study, a complete cohort of 900 low-income children who enrolled in 20 CPCs beginning at age 3 were compared to 500 well-matched low-income children who participated in the usual educational interventions for the economically disadvantaged in Chicago schools. School-age services were provided up to age 9 (third grade). Findings indicated that the three components ...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Article, Longitudinal study, Psychology, Cost–benefit analysis, Liberian dollar, Cost effectiveness, Poison control, Early childhood education, Earnings, Total return, Gerontology, Demography
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