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    National evaluation of Sure Start local programmes: an economic perspective

    Melhuish, Edward C. and Belsky, Jay and Leyland, A.H. (2011) National evaluation of Sure Start local programmes: an economic perspective. Project Report. Department For Education, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    The first 524 Sure Start local programmes (SSLPs) were established between 1999 and 2003. They were aimed at families with children up to the age of 4 living in disadvantaged areas. The aim was to bring together early education, childcare, health services and family support to promote the physical, intellectual and social development of babies and children. This report discusses the economic issues arising out of the evaluation of the impact of Sure Start local programmes in England. It takes the outcomes for children and families at the age of five years reported in the National Evaluation of Sure Start and where possible estimates economic values for those outcomes. Where a direct estimation of economic value is not possible at this stage, probable sources of future economic values are discussed. It should be read in conjunction with the impact report, which describes the details of the methodology of the study and the full range of outcomes for children and their families when the children were 5-years-old.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: Research Report DFE-RR073, ISBN: 9781847759610
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 08:50
    Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7491

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