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Journal of Children's Services

ISSN: 1746-6660

Online from: 2006

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Economic evaluation of early childhood education in a policy context


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Title:Economic evaluation of early childhood education in a policy context
Author(s):Stephanie Lee, (Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Olympia, Washington, USA), Elizabeth Drake, (Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Olympia, Washington, USA), Annie Pennucci, (Senior Research Associate at Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Olympia, Washington, USA), Gretchen Bjornstad, (Post-Doctoral Researchers at The Social Research Unit, Dartington, UK), Triin Edovald, (Post-Doctoral Researchers at The Social Research Unit, Dartington, UK)
Citation:Stephanie Lee, Elizabeth Drake, Annie Pennucci, Gretchen Bjornstad, Triin Edovald, (2012) "Economic evaluation of early childhood education in a policy context", Journal of Children's Services, Vol. 7 Iss: 1, pp.53 - 63
Keywords:Benefit-cost ratio, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Evidence base, Investments, Meta-analysis
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/17466661211213670 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:

Purpose – This paper seeks to describe a cost-benefit analysis of early childhood education programmes.

Design/methodology/approach – The analysis utilises the best evidence available for early education programmes, combined with data from Washington State and economic literature to determine the monetary implications of these programmes.

Findings – The results indicate that early childhood education can yield benefits that substantially outweigh the costs of the programmes. In addition, these benefits were found to apply in many different public sector areas.

Originality/value – The paper offers an analytic model to determine the long-term benefits of early intervention programmes.



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