The health effects of Sure Start

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JIM CURRAN
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The health effects of Sure Start

Post by JIM CURRAN » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:25 pm

Sure Start significantly reduced hospitalisations among children by the time they finish primary school

These effects build over time: while we find no significant effect at age 5, by age 11 greater Sure Start coverage (one more centre per thousand children aged 0–4) prevents around 5,500 hospitalisations per year (18% of the pre-Sure-Start baseline

https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14139

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Re: The health effects of Sure Start

Post by JIM CURRAN » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am

Sure Start numbers plummet as cuts hit children’s services
Exclusive: Study reveals 20% decline in use with biggest fall in England’s poorest areas

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... s-services

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