Inequality of Opportunity in Early Childhood Development in Morocco Over Time

40 Pages Posted: 13 May 2016 Last revised: 27 Apr 2018

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Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali

World Bank

Caroline Krafft

St. Catherine University - Department of Economics

Touhami Abdelkhalek

National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA)

Mohamed Benkassmi

National Human Development Observatory

Monica Chavez

World Bank

Lucy Bassett

International Food Policy Research Institute

Fouzia Ejjanoui

World Bank

Date Written: May 12, 2016

Abstract

Early childhood development is a critical, but often neglected, phase of human development. Shortfalls in early childhood development have historically been a challenge in Morocco, with children facing unequal opportunities to develop because of the circumstances of their birth. This paper examines the roots of inequality in human and economic development in Morocco by focusing on the state of early childhood development, inequality in early childhood development, and trends over time, using several surveys conducted between 2003 and 2012. Large disparities exist in children's chances of healthy early childhood development based on the circumstances of their birth. There have not been consistent improvements in the levels of early childhood development or decreases in inequality over time. This study discusses critical directions for future policy on early childhood development to address the deficits and disparities identified.

Keywords: Educational Sciences, Health Care Services Industry, Nutrition, Early Child and Children & #39, Early Child and Children's Health, Reproductive Health

Suggested Citation

El-Kogali, Safaa El Tayeb and Krafft, Caroline and Abdelkhalek, Touhami and Benkassmi, Mohamed and Chavez, Monica and Bassett, Lucy and Ejjanoui, Fouzia, Inequality of Opportunity in Early Childhood Development in Morocco Over Time (May 12, 2016). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 7670, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2779366

Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali (Contact Author)

World Bank ( email )

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Caroline Krafft

St. Catherine University - Department of Economics ( email )

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United States

Touhami Abdelkhalek

National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA) ( email )

Po Box 6217, Rabat-Institutes
Rabat
Morocco

Mohamed Benkassmi

National Human Development Observatory

Rabat
Morocco

Monica Chavez

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Lucy Bassett

International Food Policy Research Institute ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Fouzia Ejjanoui

World Bank

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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