The Task at Hand: Anything but Child’s Play

  • Samuel Berlinski
  • Norbert Schady
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Children are the adults of the future. How they are raised will determine their well-being and the future of the countries they live in. Policies for young children should be at the core of a country’s development agenda—no less than policies to develop infrastructure or to strengthen institutions.


Young Child Cash Transfer Kindergarten Teacher Early Childhood Development Daycare Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Berlinski
    • 1
  • Norbert Schady
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuffield CollegeUniversity of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Princeton UniversityUSA

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