Performance Improvement 2003. Economic Analysis of the Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation Program


This study examined cost savings to government resulting from an investment in a program of prenatal and early childhood home visitation that has been studied in three randomized controlled experiments. Aid to Families with Dependent Children, Food Stamps and Medicaid administrative data, survey data, and cost data were analyzed. Findings include: 1) increased parent participation in the labor force, 2) increased family income throughout the follow-up period, 3) improved maternal health outcomes, and 4) reduced health costs and reliance on governmental programs.

FEDERAL CONTACT: Girley Wright, 202-401-5070 PIC ID: 7547

PERFORMER: Kempe Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health, Denver, CO

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