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Prevention-based approaches to social policy: The case of early childhood development

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  • Alan Tapper

    (John Curtin Institute of Public Policy Curtin University GPO Box U1987 Perth, WA 6845)

  • John Phillimore


    (John Curtin Institute of Public Policy Curtin University GPO Box U1987 Perth, WA 6845)

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    This article reviews the Australian evidence concerning interventions in early childhood aimed at promoting children’s psychological well-being and preventing social...

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    Article provided by Australia and New Zealand School of Government in its journal Evidence Base.

    Volume (Year): 2012 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 2 (August)
    Pages: 1-20

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    Handle: RePEc:exl:22evid:v:2012:y:2012:i:2:p:1-20
    DOI: 10.21307/eb-2012-002
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    2. James J. Heckman & Dimitriy V. Masterov, 2007. "The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children," Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 29(3), pages 446-493.
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    4. Najman, Jake M. & Aird, Rosemary & Bor, William & O'Callaghan, Michael & Williams, Gail M. & Shuttlewood, Gregory J., 2004. "The generational transmission of socioeconomic inequalities in child cognitive development and emotional health," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 58(6), pages 1147-1158, March.
    5. Edwards, Benjamin & Bromfield, Leah M., 2009. "Neighborhood influences on young children's conduct problems and pro-social behavior: Evidence from an Australian national sample," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 317-324, March.
    6. Manning, Matthew & Homel, Ross & Smith, Christine, 2010. "A meta-analysis of the effects of early developmental prevention programs in at-risk populations on non-health outcomes in adolescence," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 506-519, April.
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