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Table 1 Study characteristics of included studies by stages of the life course

From: The social value of investing in public health across the life course: a systematic scoping review

Study characteristics Stage of the life course (n) 
 Birth, neonatal period, postnatal period and infancyChildhood and adolescenceAdulthood (main employment and reproductive years)Older adulthoodCross-cuttingTotal
Source of publication
 United Kingdom11576735
 New Zealand010001
 The Netherlands001001
Year published
Social value methodology
Type of SROI
Quality scores
 High quality (score > =7)21745736
 Low quality (score < 7)003104
  1. aSROI Social Return on Investment
  2. bSCBA Social Cost Benefit Analysis