Economic Evaluation of a community based early intervention program implemented in a disadvantaged urban area of Queensland

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Title Economic Evaluation of a community based early intervention program implemented in a disadvantaged urban area of Queensland
Author Manning, Matthew; Homel, Ross; Smith, Christine Ann
Journal Name Economic Analysis & Policy
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Economic Society of Australia
Abstract Children raised in socio-economically disadvantaged regions have increased probabilities of school failure, delinquency, drug abuse, and juvenile crime. The Pathways to Prevention project attempts to reduce these risks in a disadvantaged community through the implementation of child-focused (school-based) and family focused (community-based) interventions. Preliminary results from an economic evaluation of the Pathways project are reported. Project costs are compared with the costs of a number of remedial interventions. It is not argued that preventive interventions should be favoured over remedial interventions. Rather, investing more in prevention may help alleviate the pressure on the overburdened remedial sector, resulting in potential cost-savings.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ecosoc.org.au/qld/
Alternative URI http://www.eap-journal.com./vol_36_iss_1-2.php
Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Economic Society of Australia QLD Inc. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the publisher's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 36
Issue Number 1/2
Page from 99
Page to 119
ISSN 0313-5926
Date Accessioned 2007-02-27
Date Available 2009-10-09T06:10:42Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Economics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13365
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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