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


  • 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)


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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  • Alan Tapper & John Phillimore, 2012. "Prevention-based approaches to social policy: The case of early childhood development," Evidence Base, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, vol. 2012(2), pages 1-20, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:exl:22evid:v:2012:y:2012:i:2:p:1-20
    DOI: 10.21307/eb-2012-002

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