Prof. Sally Grantham-McGregor on early childhood development

In this video, Prof. Sally Grantham-McGregor discusses the importance of early childhood development. She argues that the main reasons for a child not reaching his or her full potential are partly nutritional, party health related and partly due to psychosocial stimulation or the quality of the home environment. She goes on to explain that how well… Read more

Labor market returns to early childhood stimulation: A 20-year followup to an experimental intervention in Jamaica

A randomized intervention that gave psychosocial stimulation to stunted Jamaican toddlers living in poverty was shown to have large effects on the earnings of participants. The intervention consisted of one-hour weekly visits from community Jamaican health workers over a 2-year period that taught parenting skills and encouraged mothers to interact and play with their children… Read more

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