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    How Sure Start local programme areas changed

    Barnes, Jacqueline (2007) How Sure Start local programme areas changed. In: Belsky, Jay and Barnes, Jacqueline and Melhuish, Edward (eds.) The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, pp. 173-193. ISBN 9781861349507.

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    This chapter discusses the average amount of change in SSLP areas, which is akin to looking at change in a group of children who vary in age from three of four years to late teenage years, and with different-sized families and social backgrounds, and needs to be read with that proviso in mind. It describes the method for studying change at the community level. The chapter notes that in order to determine whether any area characteristic was related to change once the initial level of the indicator and the extent of area deprivation (based on the IMD domains) had been partialled out, multiple linear regressions (using the ‘enter’ method) were calculated. It further notes that these were undertaken for those indicators which showed two characteristics: significant change over time, and change that differed from change in England. The chapter comments that one additional binary explanatory factor which might affect community change – whether the programme was health led – was added to the regression analyses.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 13:44
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:54


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