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Home | Events Archive | The Health Effects of Early Interventions: Evidence from Sure Start

The Health Effects of Early Interventions: Evidence from Sure Start

  • Series
  • Speaker(s)
    Gabriella Conti (University College London, United Kingdom)
  • Field
    Empirical Microeconomics
  • Location
    Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam, room 1.01
  • Date and time

    June 11, 2019
    16:00 - 17:15

Early intervention programmes to deliver educational, social, and health services are widely recognised as a potentially effective way of promoting better health and preventing the development of costly health problems. In this paper we study the impacts of Sure Start, which provides universal and area-based intervention in England to bring together education, employment, and health services. To study the impacts of Sure Start on childhood obesity and hospitalisations, we use its roll out as a plausibly exogenous variation in the programme use.
Joint with Sarah Cattan, Christine Farquharson, Rita Ginja.