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    The impact of Sure Start local programmes on three-year-olds and their families

    Melhuish, Edward C. and Belsky, Jay and Leyland, A.H. (2008) The impact of Sure Start local programmes on three-year-olds and their families. Project Report. Her Majesty’s Printer and Controller of HMSO, London, UK.

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    This evaluation found that living in a Sure Start Local Programme (SSLP) area was associated with positive impacts on 5 of the 14 outcomes investigated. The analysis of the most recent data shows beneficial effects for almost all children and families living in SSLP areas and provides almost no evidence of adverse effects on population sub-groups such as workless or lone-parent families. These results are in marked contrast to the findings of the initial study published in 2005. Although methodological variations may account for differences in findings across the two phases of the evaluation, the researchers argue that it is eminently possible that the differing results accurately reflect the contrasting experiences of SSLP children and families in the two phases. They argue that the three-year-olds in the latest study have benefited from exposure to more mature and developed local programmes throughout their young lives.


    Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
    Additional Information: ISBN: 9781847751034
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of (Closed)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 08:58
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:06


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