Socioeconomic evaluation of a correctional programme in Sweden - long-term effects
2005 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 8, no 4, 399-417 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract The present article focuses on the long-term socioeconomic outcome of a correctional programme in Sweden, called KrAmi (n=62), using a systematic comparison with a control group of probation clients (n=51). The evaluation, which had a quasi-experimental design, was based on actual costs for each client (n=113) for a period of five years, from 1995 to 1999. The follow-up period was two years, during which the socioeconomic costs decreased step-wise for both groups, probation groups more so than programme groups. The deteriorations were 70-80% compared to the period before treatment. Rehabilitation to labour market, measured in pension points, was more successful for programme groups than for control groups. Thanks to this, as well as lower costs during the treatment period, the programme groups' socioeconomic profitability, measured with a 15-year cost-benefit analysis (CBA), was greater than that of the control groups. The cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) shows that the KrAmi groups are better off in work rehabilitation, depreciation time (one year compared with two and a half years for probation groups) and repayment ratio (14 SEK compared to 6 SEK for probation groups) although cost savings are greater for probation groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 8, no 4, 399-417 p.
Socioeconomic Evaluation; Correctional Programme; Work Rehabilitation; Cost Savings; Repayment Ratio
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23719DOI: 10.1080/13691450500314145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23719DiVA: diva2:194144
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-4582005-04-262005-04-262010-07-07Bibliographically approved