Economics of Child Well-Being

  • Gabriella Conti
  • James J. Heckman


This chapter presents an integrated economic approach that organizes and interprets the evidence on child development. It also discusses the indicators of child well-being that are used in international comparisons. Recent evidence on child development is summarized, and policies to promote child well-being are discussed. The chapter concludes with some open questions and suggestions for future research.


Human Capital Parental Investment Labor Market Outcome Executive Function Adult Outcome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harris School of Public Policy StudiesUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.University College DublinDublinIreland
  4. 4.American Bar FoundationChicagoUS

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