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The Economics of Child Well-Being
by Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman
(October 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.
Text: See Discussion Paper No. 6930  


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