Family Start Impact Study: Selected Extensions
This report by authors including Rhema Vaithianathan and Tim Maloney (CSDA Co-Director 2016-2019) provides selected extensions to a 2016 quasi-experimental evaluation of the Family Start Home Visiting programme. The extensions explore the efficacy of Family Start for additional sub-populations of participant families, and when delivered by sub-populations of providers. Results indicate that Family Start was effective in reducing some measures of post-neonatal infant mortality across sub-groups studied, including teen and non-teen mothers, children in families with and without past contact with Child Youth and Family, and Maori children receiving Family Start from Maori and mainstream providers.
Vaithianathan, R., Wilson, M., Maloney, T., & Baird, S. (2017) Family Start Impact Study Selected Extensions Wellington: Ministry of Social Development.
Family Start Impact Evaluation