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Investing in the Disadvantaged
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With budgets squeezed at every level of government, cost-benefit analysis (CBA) holds outstanding potential for assessing the efficiency of many programs. In this first book to address the application of CBA to social policy, experts examine ten of the mo

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. 1 Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Social Policies
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2 Early Childhood Interventions
  2. pp. 17-29
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  1. 3 Elementary and Secondary Schooling
  2. pp. 31-48
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  1. 4 Health Care for Disadvantaged Populations
  2. pp. 49-65
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  1. 5 Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. 6 Illicit Substance Abuse and Addiction
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. 7 Juvenile Crime Interventions
  2. pp. 103-126
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  1. 8 Prisoner Reentry Programming
  2. pp. 127-150
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  1. 9 Housing Assistance to Promote Human Capital
  2. pp. 151-161
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  1. 10 Encouraging Work
  2. pp. 163-185
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  1. 11 Next Steps in Welfare-to-Work
  2. pp. 187-204
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  1. 12 Welfare-to-Work and Work-Incentive Programs
  2. pp. 205-217
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  1. 13 Overview of the State-of-the-Art of CBA in Social Policy
  2. pp. 219-248
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  1. 14 An Agenda for Promoting and Improving the Use of CBA in Social Policy
  2. pp. 249-271
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 273-275
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-288
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