Developmental Health and the Wealth of Nations: Social, Biological, and Educational Dynamics

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Daniel P. Keating, Clyde Hertzman
Guilford Press, Feb 8, 2000 - Psychology - 406 pages
Probing the effects of the social environment upon human development, this volume asks how we can best support the health and well-being of infants and children in an era of rapid economic and technological change. The book presents cogent findings on human development as both an individual and a population phenomenon. Topics covered include links between socioeconomic status, achievement, and health; the impact of early experience upon brain and behavioral development; and how schools and communities can develop new kinds of learning environments to enhance adaptation and foster intellectual growth. Synthesizing developmental, biological, and social perspectives, this volume will appeal to a broad interdisciplinary audience.

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Contents

Modernitys Paradox
1
THE GRADIENT EFFECT
19
Health WellBeing and Coping Skills
41
When Childrens Social Development Fails
55
Are Socioeconomic Gradients for Children Similar
94
Socioeconomic Gradients in Mathematical Ability
125
Developmental Trajectories Early Experiences
185
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Clyde Hertzman, MD, FRCPC, Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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