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    A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programme in reducing childhood health inequalities

    O'Neill, Donal (2013) A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programme in reducing childhood health inequalities. European Journal of Health Economics, 14. pp. 85-94. ISSN 1618-7598

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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.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Childhood health; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Cost-benefit analysis; Parenting strategies; Randomised controlled trial;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8483
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    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 11:25
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Health Economics
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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