Economic considerations in supporting preventive services for troubled youth: The case of adolescents on the farm

Jerome Beker, Zvi Eisikovits, Edna Guttmann

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The economic costs of problems afflicting youth are reflected in lowered production and in expenditures required for treatment and social control. These factors have not been adequately understood, nor have their implications for the cost effectiveness of intervention programs been elaborated. This paper reviews previous work on the cost and value of farm youth as a model and proposes research questions and approaches to illuminate the costs of youth problems and their programmatic and policy implications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-206
Number of pages20
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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