Impact of a National Early Childhood Development Program on Schooling Attainment

by Arindam Nandi & Ramanan Laxminarayan

 India is home to an estimated 114 million children under the age of five years – the largest population of this age group in the world. Undernutrition is common; thirty percent of all children and 45 percent of adolescent girls are underweight and 39 percent are stunted.