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Targeting Investments in ChildrenFighting Poverty When Resources Are Limited$
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Phillip B. Levine and David J. Zimmerman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226475813

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.001.0001

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Issues in Implementation

Issues in Implementation

Chapter:
(p.13) 1 Issues in Implementation
Source:
Targeting Investments in Children
Author(s):

Phillip B. Levine

David J. Zimmerman

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226475837.003.0002

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

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