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Title: I predict a riot! The public health economics of improving parenting
Author: Charles, Joanna Mary
Awarding Body: Bangor University
Current Institution: Bangor University
Date of Award: 2012
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Costs of the U.K. summer riots of 2011 are estimated at over £100 million (Hawkes, Garside & Kollewe, 2011). Poor parenting was viewed as one of the main reasons for the riots. The high costs associated with problematic and antisocial child behaviour has led to an increased interest in parenting within u.K. policy and agendas (AlIen, 2011a). Health economics is an application of the discipline of economics and has grown from Welfarism and Extra Welfarism. Health economists have developed standard methods of evaluation to meet the evidence requirements of publicly funded health care systems facing the need for constrained choice. These standard methods are limited when it comes to measuring benefits where the direct beneficiaries are children. The aim of this thesis was to assess the different approaches required to conduct an economic evaluation of a complex intervention in which the principal beneficiaries are young children, using the Incredible Years (IY) Toddler and Basic Parenting Programmes as case studies (Webster-Stratton, 1984; 2008). It explored previous evidence in the form of a literature review and methodological issues in the fOtID of micro-costing, cost-consequence, costeffectiveness and social return on investment analyses. The thesis also explored the issue of externalities in the form of assessing outcomes for parents and longterm outcomes.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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