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Early Childhood Stimulation Interventions in Developing Countries: A Comprehensive Literature Review

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  • Helen Baker-Henningham
  • Florencia López Bóo

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This report reviews the effectiveness of early childhood stimulation interventions in developing countries. The report aims to answer the questions: What works in terms of early stimulation for young children in developing countries? For whom and under what conditions do these programs work and why do they work.

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Paper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 9394.

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Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:idb:brikps:9394

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Keywords: Youth & Children; Early Childhood Education; Health Care;

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  1. Conti, Gabriella & Heckman, James J., 2012. "The Economics of Child Well-Being," IZA Discussion Papers, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 6930, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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