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Evidence on early childhood development (ECD) investment returns

Abstract:

An estimated 220 million pre-school-age children in the developing world fail to reach their development potential because of four major factors: stunting, iron deficiency, iodine deficiency and lack of cognitive and social-emotional stimulation (Grantham-McGregor et al. 2007). This undoubtedly has a large human cost. But possibly, in addition, it has a large productivity cost, which is the focus of this chapter. The question is: what are the potential productivity gains from increased invest...

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10.1057/9780230362796

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Behrman, JR More by this author

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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Pages:
90-107
Host title:
Childhood Poverty: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Publication date:
2012
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Pubs id:
pubs:641681
URN:
uri:d935c733-d5df-4329-b087-f2f6d6c48179
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uuid:d935c733-d5df-4329-b087-f2f6d6c48179
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pubs:641681
ISBN-10:
0230319246
ISBN-13:
9780230319240
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