If you're like many people, “nudging” is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “behavioral economics.” For example, "nudging" can help families eat healthier by making fruits and vegetables the most prominently featured item in the grocery store. Nudges and other types of low-cost tweaks to policy design have had some impressive impacts in Latin America and the … [Read more...] about How Nudges can Help Improve Adult-Child Interactions
Family and Children
On the first day after winter break, my four-year-old son comes home from daycare joyful and happy that he’s back again to play with his friends and his favorite teachers. To see him so content makes me grateful for the luck we had finding a high-quality kindergarten where children are being positively stimulated and can thrive in their early years. In the Palestinian … [Read more...] about What’s Early Childhood Development Like in Palestine?
Every year on December 3, we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, raising awareness in the hopes of breaking down barriers and prejudices that prevent social inclusion. Among people with disabilities, children are especially vulnerable as undetected disabilities in early years and delays in rehabilitative initiatives lead to delays in development. … [Read more...] about Why Early Identification of Disabilities in Children Matters
Integrating early childhood development programs with health services can be an important way of reaching larger numbers of the millions of children and families in need. Understanding how to make this work so programs are effective and feasible is essential, yet there is little information to guide the process of integration so that it can be achieved at a large scale. … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Link a Parenting Program to Routine Child Health Checkups?
How do we make decisions when our lives are so complex? An increasingly popular way to approach this question is through behavioral sciences—the science of evaluating psychological, cognitive, emotional, cultural, neuroscience and social factors and their impact on decisions. To explore the intersection between behavioral sciences and public policies, the Inter-American … [Read more...] about Interview: Changing Parental Behavior with Behavioral Tools Can Help Children Reach their Full Potential