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Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Use of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families.

Title Advancing the power of economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families / Committee on the Use of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families ; Eugene Steuerle and Leigh Miles Jackson, editors ; Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Published Washington, DC : the National Academies Press, [2016]
©2016
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 248 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Setting the stage -- Producint high-quality economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families -- Context matters -- A roadmap for improving the use of high-quality economic evidence -- Appendix A: Public session agendas -- Appendix B: Biographical sketches of Committee members and staff -- Glossary
Summary "In recent years, the U.S. federal government has invested approximately $463 billion annually in interventions that affect the overall health and well-being of children and youth, while state and local budgets have devoted almost double that amount. The potential returns on these investments may not only be substantial but also have long-lasting effects for individuals and succeeding generations of their families. Ideally, those tasked with making these investments would have available to them the evidence needed to determine the cost of all required resources to fully implement and sustain each intervention, the expected returns of the investment, to what extent these returns can be measured in monetary or nonmonetary terms, and who will receive the returns and when. As a result of a number of challenges, however, such evidence may not be effectively produced or applied. Low-quality evidence and/or a failure to consider the context in which the evidence will be used may weaken society's ability to invest wisely, and also reduce future demand for this and other types of evidence. Advancing the Power of Economic Evidence to Inform Investments in Children, Youth, and Families highlights the potential for economic evidence to inform investment decisions for interventions that support the overall health and well-being of children, youth, and families. This report describes challenges to the optimal use of economic evidence, and offers recommendations to stakeholders to promote a lasting improvement in its quality, utility, and use"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (National Academies Press, viewed July 26, 2016)
Subject Children -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Children -- United States -- Congresses.
Families -- United States -- Congresses.
Family policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Jackson, Leigh Miles, editor
Steuerle, C. Eugene, 1946- editor
ISBN 0309440602 (electronic bk.)
9780309440608 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Economic evidence to inform investments in children, youth, and families