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Subsidized childcare and child development in Colombia: Effects of Hogares Comunitarios de Bienestar as a function of timing and length of exposure

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  • Bernal, Raquel
  • Fernández, Camila
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    Rigorous evidence regarding the impact of early care and education on children's development comes primarily from high-income nations. A few studies from Latin America and the Caribbean have identified benefits of conditional cash transfer and home visiting programs on children's development. However, there is still controversy around the impact and cost-effectiveness of childcare approaches. Further research is needed to understand how scaled-up childcare settings may support the development of low-income children in Latin America.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Social Science & Medicine.

    Volume (Year): 97 (2013)
    Issue (Month): C ()
    Pages: 241-249

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    Keywords: Colombia; Child development; Childcare; Nutrition; Early childhood intervention; Poverty; Developing countries; Latin America;

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