China’s millions of at-risk children could threaten its future. Economic modeling shows that in some low- and middle-income countries, such as India and Tanzania, “the gross domestic product lost to stunting can be more than a country’s spending on health,” explains Richter, who helped produce a series of papers on early childhood development published online in The Lancet last October. Conversely, she says, “There is a special window of opportunity” for interventions that bolster health and improve parenting.
One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse.
An ambitious experiment hopes to save them.
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The Growing Problems in Rural China: Trends, Solutions, and Implications
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