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No small matter : the impact of poverty, shocks, and human capital investments in early childhood development

Author: Harold Alderman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011.
Series: Human development perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Education is often seen as a fundamental means to improve economic prospects for individuals from low income settings. However, even with increased emphasis on basic education for all, many individuals fail to achieve basic skills to succeed in life. The book presents evidence that one core reason is that by the time a child is old enough to attend school, there is already a wide disparity in cognitive skills and in  Read more...
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No small matter.
Washington, D.C. : World Bank, ©2011
(DLC) 2010053394
(OCoLC)695683641
Material Type: Document, Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Alderman
ISBN: 9780821386781 0821386786 6613016314 9786613016317 1283016311 9781283016315
OCLC Number: 711004424
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 183 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cognitive development among young children in low-income countries --
The influence of economic crisis on early childhood development : a review of pathways and measured impact --
Conflicts, epidemics and orphanhood : the impact of extreme events on the health and educational achievements of children --
Promoting equity through early child development interventions for children from birth through three years of age --
The convergence of equity and efficiency in ECD programs.
Series Title: Human development perspectives.
Responsibility: Harold Alderman, editor.

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The book offers the most updated findings on topics such as economic crises and young children, fragility and young children, the economic gradient of cognitive impairment, the convergence of equity  Read more...

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