Can Disadvantaged Kids Ever Catch Up with Better-off Peers?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9407
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From Evidence to Policy
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World Bank
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2013-10-10T20:59:19Z
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2013-10-10T20:59:19Z
dc.date.issued
2013-05
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The World Bank is focused on developing and supporting programs that help children reach their potential and live lives free of poverty. To help build a body of evidence of what works, the World Bank financed an evaluation of a program in Jamaica that targeted mothers of babies stunted due to malnutrition. The mothers received either support or guidance on how to encourage their babies' development through play and language, or nutritional supplements, or a combination of the two. The children whose mothers had received the extra guidance were doing as well financially as the less disadvantaged (and non-stunted) children. This study is a rare look at the effects of early childhood intervention over the decades, giving policymakers and development experts tangible proof of the potential effects of early childhood development programs. A rare long-term study of the effects of an early childhood development program shows that children's lives can be improved by ensuring that they have the right stimulation and emotional support as babies and toddlers.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16117
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English
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en_US
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Washington, DC
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From Evidence to Policy;
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
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COGNITIVE SKILLS
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COGNITIVE TESTS
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CONTROL GROUPS
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DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
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EARLY CHILDHOOD
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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION
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EARLY SUCCESS
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EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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EMOTIONAL SKILLS
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EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
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EXAMS
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FAMILY MEMBERS
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HEALTH CARE
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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
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LEARNING
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MALNUTRITION
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NUTRITION
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PARENTING
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PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
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READING
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SCHOOLING
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SCHOOLS
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SELF-ESTEEM
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WAGES
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YOUNG ADULTS
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Can Disadvantaged Kids Ever Catch Up with Better-off Peers?
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okr.date.disclosure
2013-05-06
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Publications & Research :: Brief
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Publications & Research
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/05/17675151/can-disadvantaged-kids-ever-catch-up-better-off-peers
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Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
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Education
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Governance
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yes
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000112742_20130506160255
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17675151
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77086
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en
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2013/05/06/000112742_20130506160255/Rendered/PDF/770860REVISED000PUBLIC00E2P0Jamaica.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Latin America & Caribbean
okr.region.country
Jamaica
okr.topic
Education :: Educational Sciences
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Urban Development :: Street Children
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Governance :: Youth and Governance
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Education :: Early Childhood Development
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Education :: Primary Education
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Chief Economist's Office (HDNCE)
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1 of 1

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