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The Resource Life chances in Turkey : expanding opportunities for the next generation, Jesko Hentschel ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Life chances in Turkey : expanding opportunities for the next generation, Jesko Hentschel ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Label
Life chances in Turkey : expanding opportunities for the next generation
Title
Life chances in Turkey
Title remainder
expanding opportunities for the next generation
Statement of responsibility
Jesko Hentschel ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Children in Turkey have vastly different odds of success. Their paths are affected by factors over which they have no control, such as how wealthy or educated their parents--and even grandparents--are. By investing in its children and youth, Turkey can create a virtuous cycle whereby these children and youth contribute more to their country's economic growth and social development, helping to realize its ambitious goals
  • Written to contribute to the public policy debate, Life Chances in Turkey: Expanding Opportunities for the Next Generation notes that girls are at a particular disadvantage. Compared with a boy born to well-off, highly educated parents in one of the urban centers of the country's west, a girl born in a remote eastern village to poor parents with primary school degrees is four times as likely to suffer from low birth weight, one-third as likely to be immunized, and ten times as likely to have her growth stunted as a result of malnutrition. She has a one-in-five chance of completing high school, whereas the boy will likely attend college
  • With child development trajectories thus diverging early in life, pro-equity policies should focus on reaching the most disadvantaged children early, ideally before birth. Turkey, with the active involvement of nongovernmental organizations, has piloted a number of highly successful programs to reach and support disadvantaged children. But it can do more: only 6 percent of the country's total public social spending reaches children below the age of six. About four times more is spent on a middle-aged or elderly person than on a child
  • Life Chances finds that if today's under-40 Turkish adults had all benefited from one year of preschool education when they were 6 years old, family incomes could be up to 8 percent higher, one-tenth of poor families would not live in poverty today, and about 9 percent more women--in other words, millions--could be working or looking actively for a job. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
305.2309561/090511
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN656.5.A85
LC item number
L54 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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1962-
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  • Hentschel, Jesko
  • World Bank
Series statement
Directions in development. Human development
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  • Social indicators
  • Children
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Label
Life chances in Turkey : expanding opportunities for the next generation, Jesko Hentschel ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: life chances -- Equity aspirations -- The state of equality of opportunities in Turkey -- Child development and child risks -- Expanding opportunities for the next generation: early childhood development policies and programs -- Reflections
Control code
ebr10421812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 91 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821384015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Life chances in Turkey : expanding opportunities for the next generation, Jesko Hentschel ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: life chances -- Equity aspirations -- The state of equality of opportunities in Turkey -- Child development and child risks -- Expanding opportunities for the next generation: early childhood development policies and programs -- Reflections
Control code
ebr10421812
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 91 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821384015
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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