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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Orla
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-05T18:57:35Z
dc.date.available2013-02-05T18:57:35Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationDoyle, Orla. 'Breaking the cycle of deprivation: an experimental evaluation of an early childhood intervention'. - Dublin: Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, Vol.41, 2011-2012, pp 92-111en
dc.identifier.issn00814776
dc.identifier.otherJEL C93
dc.identifier.otherJEL J13
dc.identifier.otherJEL J24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/66022
dc.descriptionBarrington Lecture read before the Society, 18 April 2012en
dc.description.abstractDeprivation early in life has multiple long term consequences for both the individual and society. An increasing body of evidence finds that targeted, early interventions aimed at at-risk children and their families can reduce socioeconomic inequalities in children?s skills and capabilities. This paper describes a randomised control trial (RCT) evaluation of a five-year preventative programme which aims to improve the school readiness skills of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. The Preparing for Life (PFL) programme is one of the first studies in Ireland to use random assignment to experimentally modify the environment of high risk families and track its impact over time. This paper describes the design and motivation for the study, the randomisation procedure adopted and the baseline data collected. Using Monte Carlo permutation testing, it finds that the randomisation procedure was successful as there are no systematic differences between the treatment and control groups at baseline. This indicates that future analysis of treatment effects over the course of the five year evaluation can be causally attributed to the programme and used to determine the impact of Preparing for Life on children?s school readiness skills.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStatistical and Social Inquiry Society of Irelanden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland;
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 41, 2011-2012;
dc.subjectearly childhood interventionen
dc.subjectRCTen
dc.subjectschool readinessen
dc.subjectpermutation testingen
dc.subject.ddc314.15
dc.titleBreaking the cycle of deprivation: an experimental evaluation of an early childhood interventionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.ssisi.ie


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