An ESRC Festival of Social Science event.
The first years of a child’s life lay the basis for lifelong outcomes. During this vital period, though, many children are exposed to poverty, malnutrition, illnesses and un-stimulating home environments, which have a detrimental effect on their cognitive, motor, and social-emotional development, as well as on their health, thus prohibiting them from reaching their full developmental potential. This period of early childhood is therefore a critically important one for intervention.
We will first present research on whether and how policy interventions affecting the early childhood environment influence child development in the early years. It draws on research conducted in developing and developed country contexts including Colombia, the UK and Netherlands. It will conclude with a panel discussion, with opportunities for questions from the audience.
Dr Angus Armstrong, Director of Macroeconomic Research, NIESR
Professor Orazio Attanasio, Deputy Research Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London
Sarah Cattan, Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Dr Gabriella Conti, Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London
Sonya Krutikova, Programme Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Peter Colenso, Executive Director, The Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Janet Dullaghan, Head of Commissioning, Peterborough Council
Carey Oppenheim, Chief Executive, Early Intervention Foundation
Places are free of charge but please register in advance by emailing email@example.com. Registration is from 09:00 until 09:30.
We are grateful to the British Academy for generously hosting this event.