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Dynamics of Child Development : Analysis of a Longitudinal Cohort in a Very Low Income Country

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2211
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A. World Bank Economic Review
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Galasso, Emanuela
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Weber, Ann
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Fernald, Lia C.H.
dc.date.accessioned
2020-08-06T19:03:30Z
dc.date.available
2020-08-06T19:03:30Z
dc.date.issued
2019-02
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2020-08-07T05:11:00Z
dc.description.abstract
Longitudinal patterns of child development and socioeconomic status are described for a cohort of children in Madagascar surveyed when 3–6 and 7–10 years old. Substantial wealth gradients were found across multiple domains: receptive vocabulary, cognition, sustained attention, and working memory. The results are robust to the inclusion of lagged outcomes, maternal endowments, measures of child health, and home stimulation. Wealth gradients are significant at ages 3–4, widen with age, and flatten out by ages 9–10. For vocabulary and sustained attention, the gradient grows steadily between ages three and six; for cognitive composite and memory of phrases, the gradient widens later (ages 7–8) before flattening out. These gaps in cognitive outcomes translate into equally sizeable gaps in learning outcomes. 12–18% of the predicted gap in early outcomes is accounted for by differences in home stimulation, even after controlling for maternal education and endowments.
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dc.identifier.citation
World Bank Economic Review
dc.identifier.issn
1564-698X
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/34292
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Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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NUTRITION
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SOCIOECONOMIC GRADIENTS
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INEQUALITY
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COGNITION
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MATERNAL EDUCATION
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HOME STIMULATION
dc.title
Dynamics of Child Development
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dc.title.subtitle
Analysis of a Longitudinal Cohort in a Very Low Income Country
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.date.disclosure
2020-08-06
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1093/wber/lhw065
okr.journal.nbpages
140-59
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Madagascar
okr.topic
Education :: Early Childhood Development
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Early Child and Children's Health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Nutrition
okr.volume
33(1)

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