Healthy children, healthy country: The use of governing instruments in shifting the policy paradigm Academic Article uri icon


  • The evidence on early childhood strongly suggests the need to shift child health policy from the current focus on social welfare to a socio-ecologically based approach. This paper reviews three governing instruments, exhortation, expenditure and regulation, that have been used by governments in Australia and discusses the relative effectiveness of these approaches in shifting the child health policy paradigm.

publication date

  • 2004