The first time I watched this video, which was produced by our friends at the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional (Nutrition Research Institute) in Peru, I couldn’t stop thinking – and feeling guilty – about the times I had rushed my daughters when I fed them. The video has a clear message: good nutrition depends not just on what we feed our children, but also how they … [Read more...] about What versus how do we feed our children?
By Ciro Avitabile Orazio Attanasio is an economist who has spent the past few years researching topics related to early childhood development (ECD). On November 30, 2011, as part of a conference series organized by the University College London, Orazio summarized the recent advances in ECD research over the past few years, and offered his insights on the unresolved … [Read more...] about Advances and challenges in child development research
Santiago is 2 years old. His mother is a street vendor and can’t take care of him. That’s why she takes him to daycare every morning at 8:00 am, and picks him up every night at 6:00 or 7:00 pm. This scene could take place in Managua, Buenos Aires, Tegucigalpa or Asuncion. Like Santiago’s mother, many women don’t have the luxury of wondering if the activities offered by the … [Read more...] about Don’t send your child to daycare
Not very long ago I wrote a post about an interesting series of articles on child development that was published in a recent issue of the journal The Lancet. One of those articles identified the main risk factors that keep children from reaching their full potential. There are many that stand out, but today I want to talk about one that is particularly alarming for Latin … [Read more...] about An urgent need to address violence
On November 10-12, 2011, Adolfo Ibáñez University hosted the annual LACEA-LAMES conference in Santiago, Chile. LACEA is an international association of economists with common research interests. Founded in 1992, it serves as a forum in Latin America where economists and policymakers share ideas. Since its creation, LACEA has grown into an organization with around 1,000 … [Read more...] about LACEA, early childhood and… good news