Early childhood intervention : rationale, timing, and efficacy

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dc.contributor.author Doyle, Orla
dc.contributor.author Tremblay, Richard Ernest en
dc.contributor.author Harmon, Colm
dc.contributor.author Heckman, James J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-24T15:33:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-09-24T15:33:43Z
dc.date.copyright UCD Geary Institute en
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/546
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a brief review of the economic rationale for investing in early childhood. It discusses the optimal timing of intervention, with reference to recent work in developmental neuroscience, and asks how early is early? It motivates the need for early intervention by providing an overview of the impact of adverse factors during the antenatal and early childhood period on outcomes later in life. Early childhood interventions, even poorly designed ones, are costly to implement, therefore it is vital that interventions are well-designed if they are to yield high economic and social returns. The paper therefore presents a set of guiding principles for the effectiveness of early intervention. It concludes by presenting a case for a new study of the optimal timing of interventions. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin, Geary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Discussion Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP/5/2007 en
dc.subject Early childhood intervention en
dc.subject Brain development en
dc.subject Optimal timing en
dc.subject.lcsh Child development en
dc.title Early childhood intervention : rationale, timing, and efficacy en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl Orla Doyle (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://geary.ucd.ie/Table/About-Items/?ref=7484006 en
dc.internal.authorurl (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/economics/staff/charmon/colm.harmon.htm en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Orla Doyle - Email: orla.doyle@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 716 7637 en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colm Harmon - Email: colm.harmon@ucd.ie; Tel: +3531 7164614 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0007 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0009 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions http://geary.ucd.ie/images/Publications/WorkingPapers/GearyWp200705.pdf
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Doyle|Orla|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Tremblay|Richard Ernest|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Harmon|Colm|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor Heckman|James J.|aut|

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