The promise of early childhood development in Latin America and the Caribbean [electronic resource] / Emiliana Vegas and Lucrecia Santibáñez ; with Bénédicte Leroy de la Brière ... [et al.].

Vegas, Emiliana [Browse]
Washington, DC : World Bank, c2010.
1 online resource (222 p.)


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Early childhood development outcomes play an important role throughout a person's life, affecting one's income-earning capacity and productivity, longevity, health, and cognitive ability. The deleterious effects of poor early childhood development outcomes can be long-lasting, affecting school attainment, employment, wages, criminality, and social integration of adults.The authors first take stock of early childhood development indicators in the region and explore access to early childhood development services for children of different backgrounds. They review recent evidence on the impact of
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-173) and index.
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  • About the Authors; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. An Analytical Framework for Early Childhood Development; Figure 1.1 Early Childhood Development: Analytical Framework; Table 1.1 Most Commonly Used Psychometric Tests in ECD Evaluations; 2. Overview of Early Childhood Development in Latin America and the Caribbean Today; Figure 2.1 Percentage of Children Less Than Five Years Old Who Are Poor, by Region, 2004; Figure 2.2 Poverty Rates Measured by GDP per Capita, 2007
  • Figure 2.3 Percentage of the Nonpoor Population Aged 25 Years That Has Completed Secondary School, by Country and GDP per Capita, 2005-06Figure 2.4 Percentage of the Poor Population Aged 25 Years That Has Completed Secondary School, by Country and GDP per Capita, 2005-06; Figure 2.5 Percentage of Employed Women in the Informal Sector, by Country and GDP per Capita; Table 2.1 Comparative Nutrition Indicators for Developing Regions, 2005 (Percent); Figure 2.6 Prevalence of Underweight Children Aged 0 to 5 Years, by Country and GDP per Capita, 2002
  • Figure 2.7 Distribution of Stunted Children Aged 0 to 5 Years, by Country and GDP per Capita, 2002Table 2.2 Infant and Child Mortality Rates by Country (per Thousand Live Births), 1960-2007; Figure 2.8 Infant Mortality Rates (Deaths per 1,000 Live Births) by Country and GDP per Capita, 2005; Figure 2.9 Percentage of Children Aged 0 to 6 Years Living in Poor Housing Conditions; Figure 2.10 Variance in Student Learning Outcomes Explained by Family Circumstances, 2000 PISA
  • Figure 2.11 Percentage of Children under Six Years in the Region with Access to Health Insurance, by Country and GDP Per CapitaFigure 2.12 Gross Enrollment in Preprimary Education Worldwide, 1999-2004; Figure 2.13 Gross Preprimary Education Enrollment by Country and GDP per Capita, 2004; Figure 2.14 Expected Years of Preprimary Education by Country, 2004; Table 2.3 Summary of Contextual and ECD Features in Latin America and the Caribbean, by Country (2005, 2006 or Latest Available Year); 3. Evidence on Early Childhood Interventions from around the World
  • Figure 3.1 Diverse Multisectoral Policies That Can Affect ECDBox 3.1 Interpreting Existing Studies of ECD Interventions; 4. Early Childhood Development Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean; Figure 4.1 Preprimary Education Expenditure as Share of Total Educational Expenditure, 2004 (Percent); Figure 4.2 Public Expenditure on Preprimary Education as a Share of GNP, 2004 (Percent); Figure 4.3 Public Investment in ECD as a Percentage of GDP in OECD Countries, 2007; Box 4.1 Curriculum of an Early Stimulation Program in Jamaica
  • Figure 4.4 Baseline Measurements for Roving Caregivers Program in St. Lucia
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