2019: The Landscape of Early Childhood Development in Rural China

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Source: The Asia-Pacific Journal | Japan Focus Volume 17 | Issue 16 | Number 3 | Aug 15, 2019
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The Landscape of Early Childhood Development in Rural China
Sarah-Eve Dill, Yue Ma, Andrew Sun, Scott Rozelle Rural Education Action Project, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

In China, low levels of early childhood development (ECD) in rural areas may inhibit economic development as the nation attempts to transition from a middle-income manufacturing-based economy to a highincome innovation economy. This paper surveys the recent literature on ECD among children ages 0-3 years in rural China, including rates of developmental delays, causes of delays, and implications for the future of China’s economy. Recent studies have found high rates of developmental delays among young children in rural China and point to poor nutrition and psychosocial stimulation as the primary causes. This review highlights the need for large-scale ECD interventions in rural China to raise human capital and support future economic growth. ....

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