Why costs vary in children's care services

Beecham, J.K. (2006) Why costs vary in children's care services. Journal of Children's Services, 1 (3). pp. 50-62. ISSN 1746-6660. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article identifies the broad reasons why costs in children’s care services might vary, illustrating them with examples from research literature relating to England. An intentionally broad use of ‘costs’ is employed. The literature has been neither systematically nor comprehensively reviewed but does include most of the recent work in the social care field. Articles have been selected to illustrate particular cost associations. This article finds that there is as yet insufficient research into the costs, cost variations or cost-effectiveness of children’s services. However, the findings provide guidance for decision-makers as they try to understand how resources are currently deployed and why this might be.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 01:27
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 13:07
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/26703 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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