The powerful reach of early childhood development: a science-based foundation for sound investment

SOURCE: Handbook of early childhood development research and its impact on global policy
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.P.Shonkoff, L.Richter
SOURCE EDITOR(S): P.R.Britto, P.L.Engle, C.M.Super
KEYWORDS: CHILD WELL-BEING, CHILDREN, EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7925

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Abstract

This chapter is intended to help bridge the divide that frequently exists between investments focused on child survival and investments focused on early childhood development. The aim is to illustrate the complementary nature of these two imperatives - survival and development - and to explain how both can be advanced through an integrated strategy driven by a common sense.