Despite a wealth of literature that demonstrates the value of early childhood interventions, the promise of such evidence-based programs has yet to generate significant population-level change for children and caregivers living in poverty. “The Scale-up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy: Why interventions lose impact at scale and what we can do about it” is an edited volume that brings together the latest and best research that can help reverse that trend. The volume features in-depth research that examines the science of scaling, the complexity of scaling in the early childhood setting, and promising approaches to overcoming the scale-up effect—to the great benefit of society.
Edited by John List, Dana Suskind, and Lauren Supplee, this book makes unique and actionable contributions to the literature, including, notably, a simple economic model that identifies elements of the scale-up problem and guidelines for researchers and policymakers across disciplines to more effectively approach scaling.
Featuring contributions from an esteemed and diverse group of authors, including economists, psychiatrists, physicians, field researchers, and early childhood practitioners, this volume will advance the efforts of researchers and policymakers trying to improve outcomes for millions of children across the world.
“The Scale-up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy” will be published by Routledge in 2021. Check back for more information.