The Early Years

Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy

by Samuel Berlinski, Norbert Schady

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Book Description

The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure and strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currently being delivered in the region. This book offers suggestions for improving public policy in this critical area.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND IGO). You can download The Early Years ebook for free in PDF format (2.0 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Economics and Finance
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2015
Pages
279
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137536488
ISBN10
1137536489
ISBN13 Digital
9781137536495
ISBN10 Digital
1137536497
PDF Size
2.0 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND IGO

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