The Effects of Large-Scale Economic Change and Policies on Children's Developmental Contexts and Developmental Outcomes

Christina Weiland, Hirokazu Yoshikawa

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Abstract

Abstract- In the current era of rapid economic change in societies worldwide, it is vital to examine how large-scale societal changes might affect children's development. This article summarizes existing evidence on 3 types of large-scale economic change and policies that theory and empirical evidence suggest affect children's development: economic growth and downturns, changes in demand for worker skills, and employment policies and regulations. It also summarizes evidence regarding the community- and family-level mechanisms through which these effects may be conveyed, focusing where possible on empirical studies that can identify causality. It concludes with recommendations for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-350
Number of pages9
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Child development contexts
  • Economic change

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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