The Economics of Child Well-Being
59 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2012
Date Written: October 20, 2012
This chapter presents an integrated economic approach that organizes and interprets the evidence on child development. It also discusses the indicators of child well-being that are used in international comparisons. Recent evidence on child development is summarized, and policies to promote child well-being are discussed. The chapter concludes with some open questions and suggestions for future research.
Keywords: child development, human capital, early childhood education
JEL Classification: J13, I21, D03, D04
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