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Early childhood programs yield long-term gains for children in developing nations

Early childhood programs that have been shown to give significant, long-term cognitive and economic benefits to children in the United States, also can greatly benefit children in developing nations, a study finds. "These findings help us understand the mechanism to effectively shape public policy," a researcher said. "It shows once again that investing in the early years of disadvantaged children is more than a social justice imperative -- it is an economic imperative that has far-reaching implications for developing nations."
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