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The Economics of Child Well-Being

Gabriella Conti, James J. Heckman

NBER Working Paper No. 18466
Issued in October 2012
NBER Program(s):   CH   PE

This paper 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 paper concludes with some open questions and suggestions for future research.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w18466

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