Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines
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Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines

14 August 2013

Summary

This brief summarizes the results of a gender impact evaluation study, entitled Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines, conducted in 1999 in Philippines. The study observed the impact of early childhood development (ECD) to control a variety of observed characteristics measured at the municipality, barangay, household, and child level and unobserved fixed characteristics, with differential impacts by age of children and duration of exposure to the program on the child level. For children exposed to the program there is a statistically significant positive impact on outcomes related to child cognitive, social, motor skills, language development, and short term nutritional status. The program impacts tend to increase with duration. Younger children experienced greater impacts. Funding for the study derived from the National Institutes of Health or Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, the Global Development Network, the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Government of the Philippines, the World Bank Research Support Budget, and NICHD postdoctoral training fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Disclosure Date
2013-09-27
Disclosure Status
Disclosed
Doc Name
Early childhood development through an integrated program : evidence from the Philippines
Series Name
enGender Impact : the World Bank's Gender Impact Evaluation Database
Total Volume(s)
1
Unit Owning
Gender and Development (PRMGE)
Version Type
Final
Volume No
1
Published in
United States of America

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philippines health gender governance urban development child development reproductive health early childhood development gender and development language development early education longitudinal data propensity score matching health care services industry skills development and labor market east asia and pacific positive impact early child and children's health children of ages young child baseline survey evaluation period program impact early child development cognitive skill follow up survey children's development old children government use doctoral training study limitations differential impact age of child motor skill nutritional status of child social service program developmental potential

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