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Author Dabalen, Andrew, author

Title Do African children have an equal chance? : a human opportunity report for sub-Saharan Africa / Andrew Dabalen, Ambar Narayan, Jaime Saavedra-Chanduvi, and Alejandro Hoyos Suarez, with Ana Abras and Sailesh Tiwari
Published Washington, DC : World Bank Group, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 182 pages)
Series Directions in development. Poverty
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Poverty.
Contents Introduction -- Measuring inequality of opportunities: the human opportunity index -- Opportunities for children in Africa -- recent evidence -- Progress toward opportunities for all -- Unpacking inequality: how do circumstances matter for opportunities? -- Comparing opportunities -- across countries and regions
Summary We have long known that a person's chance of success in life is deeply influenced by early access to education, health services, safe water, and nutritious food. This in turn improves the likelihood that a child can live up to his or her human potential and pursue a rewarding life. As Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) enters its 20th year of unprecedented high economic growth and hopes continue to rise, its citizens increasingly wonder if these more hopeful economic times will translate into a better future for themselves and their families. This book - the first of its kind in SSA - documents and anal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 31, 2014)
Subject Children -- Health and hygiene -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Children -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Economic conditions.
Children -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Abras, Ana, author
Hoyos, Alejandro, author
Narayan, Ambar, author
Saavedra Chanduví, Jaime, author
Tiwari, Sailesh, author
LC no. 2014032522
ISBN 1464803323
146480334X (electronic bk.)
9781464803345 (electronic bk.)