On giving developmental psychology away

Kevin Durkin, H. Rudolph Schaffer

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The book you have just opened deals with thousands of billions of dollars – and much more.. If you are a taxpayer (or aspire to become a taxpayer), or a parent (or plan to become a parent), some of those dollars, euros or pounds will be yours. It costs a lot to raise children, to provide the care and services that they will need on the long journey to adulthood, and these costs are met by families, public services, and charities. If you are a practitioner in a field related to human development and wellbeing, or a policymaker engaged in decisions about the distribution of resources across services, you will be aware that the costs borne by the broader community are enormous – so much so that we often do not have enough to address all needs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationImplementation and Impact
EditorsKevin Durkin, H. Rudolph Schaffer
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016


  • developmental psychology
  • communication

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