Cost-Benefit Analyses

The HCRC is systematically assessing the knowledge base in the following areas:

  • Prenatal and infant development
  • Family-centered approaches
  • Preschool and prekindergarten
  • Kindergarten and early school-age
  • Adolescent programs

Specific projects include:

  1. Conducting research syntheses of cost-benefit analyses for new and established programs across the first decade of life;
  2. Conducting the age 27 cost-benefit analysis of the Chicago Child-Parent Center Program;
  3. Identifying early indicators of child outcomes (e.g., test scores, social adjustment, truancy) that can predict the likely cost-effectiveness of programs, and
  4. Joint analyses using data from existing national and local studies.

Cost-Benefit Studies and Resources: