300 pages | 16 B/W Illus.
This Report is one of the first comprehensive studies on young children in India. It focuses on children under 6 years of age and presents key aspects of their well-being and development. With the highest number of neonatal, infant and under-5 deaths in the world, there is an urgent need to address issues that continue to affect the young child in India.
Drawing on specially commissioned technical background papers, supplemented by extensive field experience of Mobile Creches in childcare, this Report will be of interest to practitioners, policymakers and influencers, think tanks and researchers of public policy, development studies, human rights, sociology and social anthropology, as well as general readers.
1. The young child in India 2. Advancing physical well-being 3. Promoting early childhood learning 4. Prioritising the disadvantaged child 5. Childcare and the childcare worker 6. Fiscal allocations and expenditure for child development 7. The way forward