Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
O'Neill, D;McGilloway, S;Donnelly, M;Bywater, T;Kelly, P
2013
February
European Journal of Health Economics
A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programme in reducing childhood health inequalities
Published
44 ()
Optional Fields
DEVELOPING CONDUCT DISORDER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL HUMAN-CAPITAL ACCUMULATION MENTAL-HEALTH BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS SCHOOL READINESS FOLLOW-UP CHILDREN ADULTHOOD SERVICES
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Early onset of behavioural problems has lasting negative effects on a broad range of lifetime outcomes, placing large costs on individuals, families and society. A number of researchers and policy makers have argued that early interventions aimed at supporting the family is the most effective way of tackling child behaviour problems. This study forms the economic component of a randomised evaluation of the Incredible Years programme, a programme aimed at improving the skills and parenting strategies of parents of children with conduct problems. Our results show that the programme provides a cost-effective way of reducing behavioural problems. Furthermore, our cost analysis, when combined with a consideration of the potential long-run benefits, suggests that investment in such programmes may generate favourable long-run economic returns.
NEW YORK
1618-7598
10.1007/s10198-011-0342-y
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