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The Economics of Child Well-Being

Gabriella Conti () and James Heckman

No 6930, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: 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: early childhood education; human capital; child development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 I21 D03 D04 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-hap and nep-ltv
Date: 2012-10
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Published in: A. Ben-Arieh, F. Casas, I. Frones, and J. Korbin (eds.), Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods, and Policies in Global Perspective, Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag, 2013

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