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Author Wu, Kin Bing, 1951-

Title Early child development in China : breaking the cycle of poverty and improving future competitiveness / by Kin Bing Wu, Mary Eming Young, and Jianhua Cai
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxxvi, 144 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Countries and regions.
Contents Foreword (Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin); Foreword (Vice Minister Beige Zhao); Preface; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Executive Summary; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 The Importance of Early Child Development; Boxes; 1.1 Institutions that Care for and Educate Children in China before They Enter Primary School; Status of China's Children; Tables; B1.1.1 Types of Early Child Development Institutions in China; Figures; 1.1 Age Structure of China's Population; 1.2 Maternal and Under-5 Mortality in China, 1991 and 2011; 1.3 Under-5 Mortality in Selected Countries, 2010
1.4 Maternal Mortality in Selected Countries, 20081.5 Percentage of Children Under Age 5 in China with Severe Malnutrition, by Province, 2008; 1.6 Percentage of Underweight Children in Rural China, by Age, 2008; 1.7 Percentage of Stunted Children in Rural China, by Age, 2008; 1.1 Physical Development of Chinese Children at Birth, Age 3, and Age 6, 2005; 1.2 Depriving Children of Stimulation by "Sandbag Rearing"; 1.8 Prevalence of Anemia in Children Under Age 5 in Rural and Urban China, 2005 and 2008; Evidence on the Importance of Early Child Development
1.9 Enrollment in Child Care for Children under Age 3 and in Preprimary Education for Children Ages 3-5, Selected Countries, 20081.10 Distribution of Children Ages 0-6 and Number of Students in Kindergartens in Rural and Urban China, 2008; 1.11 Sensitive Periods of Brain Development; 1.12 Effect of Family Talkativeness on Child's Vocabulary Through Age 3; 1.13 Differences in PISA Scores between 15-Year-Old Students Who Attended Preprimary School for at least One Year and Those Who Did Not; 1.3 Measuring the Economic Impact of Early Child Development
B1.3.1 Rates of Return to Investments in Human Development in the United States1.2 Benefit-Cost Ratios of Three Preschool Programs in the United States; 1.3 Impact of Selected Early Child Development Programs in Developed and Developing Countries; 1.14 Academic Abilities of Kindergartners, by Household Income, United States; Annex 1A Key Educational Indicators in China and Conceptual Framework for Early Child Development; 1A.1 Key Educational Indicators in China and Selected Economy Groups, 2009; 1A.1 Conceptual Framework for Child Development From Birth to Age 6; Notes; References
Chapter 2 Policy on and Challenges to Providing Early Child Development ServicesLegal Framework and Recent Policies; 2.1 Major Laws, Regulations, and Guidelines on Protection and Development of Children in China, 1985-2011; Policy and Administration; Structure of Service Delivery; 2.2 Policy, Administration, Finance, and Service Provision of Early Child Development in China; 2.3 Vaccination Schedule for Children, Ages 0-6; 2.4 Early Child Development Services Provided in China
Summary In China, despite the introduction of economic reforms that have lifted millions out of poverty, the income gap between rural and urban areas remains wide. There is a growing realization in policy circles that economic growth alone cannot reduce absolute poverty and inequality, and that investment in human development is needed to sustain growth and improve social cohesion. Prepared as a collaborative study between the World Bank and China's National Population and Family Planning Commission, Early Child Development in China: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Improving Future Competitiveness a
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Notes Print version record
Subject Child development -- China.
Child welfare -- China.
Children -- China -- Social conditions.
Children -- Services for -- China.
Poverty -- China.
Form Electronic book
Author Cai, Jianhua.
Young, Mary E., 1955-
World Bank.
ISBN 0821395653 (electronic bk.)
9780821395653 (electronic bk.)