This blog provides an overview of the main findings of a recently published article in Child Development, “Teacher-Child Interactions in Chile and their Associations with Prekindergarten Outcomes” by Diana Leyva, Christina Weiland, Clara Barata, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Catherine Snow, Ernesto Trevino, and Andrea Rolla. To receive a copy of the full article, email Diana Leyva. Chilean preschool […]

PUBLICATION: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Brief Parenting Intervention in Low-Resource Settings in Panama

by Anilena Mejia Press Release: University of Manchester researchers have piloted a parenting trial which aims to improve child behaviour in Panama City – the place with the eighth highest murder rate in the world. Gang crime and child maltreatment are pressing concerns in Panama and the UN described the capital Panama City as having the […]

PUBLICATION: A Comparison of International Child Care and US Child Care Using the Child Care Aware

A Comparison of International Child Care and US Child Care Using the Child Care Aware — NACCRRA Child Care Benchmarks by Richard Fiene Abstract: This is a first of its kind study comparing the USA to other world countries utilizing the Child Care Aware — NACCRRA (National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) […]

PUBLICATION: Children and Youth in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Toward An Integrated Developmental and Intervention Science

by Alice Wuermli, Carly Tubbs, Anne Petersen, & Larry Aber In this article, we discuss the need for and value of an integrated developmental intervention science in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), and the extent to which this integration of basic developmental science has influenced research on child and youth development interventions in these countries. We […]

Publication: Global health and development in early childhood

by Frances Aboud & Aisha Yousafzai Health and nutritional risks co-occur in the lives of children under the age of 2 years who live in developing countries. We review evidence showing how these risks, in addition to inadequate psychosocial stimulation, prevent children from developing expected cognitive and language abilities. A systematic review and meta-analysis of […]

Publication: Building Infrastructure for International Collaborative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Click here for the Report in Brief. In recent years, as science becomes increasingly international and collaborative, the importance of projects that involve research teams and research subjects from different countries has grown markedly. Such teams often cross disciplinary, cultural, geographic and linguistic borders as well as national ones. Successfully planning and carrying out such […]

Publication: Prepregnancy Body Mass and Weight Gain During Pregnancy in India and Sub-Saharan Africa

By DIANE COFFEY To download article click here. Abstract Despite being wealthier, Indian children are significantly shorter and smaller than African children. These differences begin very early in life, suggesting that they may in part reflect differences in maternal health. By applying reweighting estimation strategies to the Demographic and Health Surveys, this paper reports, to my knowledge, […]

Publication: Evaluation Design for Complex Global Initiatives

IOM (Institute of Medicine) (2014). Evaluation design for complex global initiatives: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. Every year, billions of dollars are spent on large-scale, multi-national global health initiatives. These initiatives encompass multiple types of interventions, programs, and systems-strengthening efforts. They are implemented in varied settings within partner countries through a large […]

Publication: World Family Map 2014

Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes See CHILD TRENDS. View Publication Publication number: 2014-15 Author(s): Laura Lippman; W. Bradford Wilcox Publication date: Apr 2014 Doc type: Report The World Family Map Project monitors global changes in the areas of family structure, family socioeconomics, family processes, and family culture, focusing on 16 specific indicators selected […]

RCT of an Intervention to Develop Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behavior in Rural Ethiopia

The Future in Mind: Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behaviour in Rural Ethiopia by: Kate Orkin (Oxford University)   A person’s aspirations, or goals and targets for their future, can be a driving force in their life, providing motivation and guiding their choices. In forming aspirations, all people dismiss some options for their future lives, and fail […]