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Promotion, prevention and early intervention dramatically cut the costs of mental ill health, says government – sponsored research report


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Promotion, prevention and early intervention dramatically cut the costs of mental ill health, says government – sponsored research report

Every pound spent on parenting programmes to prevent conduct disorder in young children saves the UK £8 over a child’s lifetime, according to a report published today by the Department of Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, Centre for Mental Health and Institute of Psychiatry. This economic impact is over and above the positive effects on the child’s wellbeing. And the economic returns from school-based programmes to deal with bullying and other behavioural problems are even larger.


ByThe London School of Economics,UK.


Macroeconomic Policy Resource.

Study reveals the UK's 'under-age' social networking generation


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Study reveals the UK's 'under-age' social networking generation

Younger children are increasingly setting up their own pages on social networking sites such as Facebook, finds a new study published today (Monday 18 April). The report, Social Networking, Age and Privacy, reveals that one in three of 9-12-year-olds in the UK has a profile on Facebook, even though the network sets a minimum age of 13 to join. In total, 43 per cent of this age group in Britain has a profile on at least one social networking site, rising to 88 per cent among 13-16-year-olds. .


ByThe London School of Economics,UK.


Macroeconomic Policy Resource.

Your Place or Mine?

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Your Place or Mine?

This working paper is the first from ippr’s Economics of Migration project. The project aims to improve understanding of the economic impacts of migration in the UK, and how policy should respond to that migration in order to maximise its economic benefits, and minimise its costs.


By IPPR, U.K.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


UK needs ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle ‘triple crunch’ of credit, oil price and climate crises

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UK needs ‘Green New Deal’ to tackle ‘triple crunch’ of credit, oil price and climate crises

On the first anniversary of Northern Rock falsely reassuring markets, and 75 years since President Roosevelt launched a New Deal to rescue the US from financial crisis, a new group of experts in finance, energy and the environment have come together to propose a ‘Green New Deal’ for the UK.


By NEF, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


Assets that can't be bought

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Assets that can't be bought

Our life doesn't have to be about going from one drop-in centre to another," says Bee Harries, a patient at the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust (SLaM). Her care support comes in the form of a personal budget, and she uses some of it to pay for her care worker to come on a year-long pottery course with her. This makes Harries something of a model user of the flexibilities envisaged by proponents of personalised services. But the care package she arranged for herself goes some way beyond the latest thinking on personalised public services: she doesn't just accept services - she delivers them.


By NEF, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Policy Resource.


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