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Issues in Implementation

Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

in Targeting Investments in Children

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780226475813
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226475837 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0002
Issues in Implementation

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The goal of this chapter is to identify the childhood interventions that are most successful at alleviating poverty. Although this goal is straightforward in theory, its implementation in practice raises a number of difficulties. The chapter raises a number of conceptual issues that need to be resolved to better frame the scope of the exercise. It also raises a number of empirical issues regarding the specific approach to measure interventions along a scale of success. The approach in the chapter is to specify individual, substantive challenges that are faced and require specific decisions to be made, so as to organize the remainder of the study. Although school-based interventions may affect a large number of outcomes, assessments of their success tend to focus on a relatively narrow range of them.

Keywords: conceptual issues; substantive challenges; childhood interventions; poverty

Chapter.  5173 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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