A model of intervention in childhood
|Title:||A model of intervention in childhood||Authors:||Symons, J. S. V.
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1826||Date:||27-Mar-2008||Abstract:||This paper describes a model and resulting simulations to assess the appropriate age structure of intervention in childhood on the theme: should we intervene early or late? We use asset theory approaches to construct a general model of state investment whose aim is to reduce inequality in human capital. We set out the key parameters of such a model, clarifying the assumptions that must be made by state planners or economists in assessing the relative value of targeted investment at different ages in the presence of a range of elements of uncertainty. We simulate the model showing how the age-investment schedule will vary under different assumptions. Early investment is highly valued because of the likely decline with age in effectiveness but the trade-offs are strongly moderated by other important assumptions around which there is uncertainty or are choice variables of the state planner.||Type of material:||Working Paper||Publisher:||University College Dublin. Geary Institute||Series/Report no.:||UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series; WP/9/2008||Subject LCSH:||Child development--Econometric models
Early childhood education--Econometric models
|Other versions:||http://www.ucd.ie/geary/static/publications/workingpapers/gearywp200809.pdf||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Not peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Geary Institute Working Papers|
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