Systematic Review 007

The impact of daycare programs on child health, nutrition and development in developing countries: a systematic review

September 2011

As more mothers join the workforce in developing countries, the demand for daycare services is on the rise. Jef L Leroy et al. assess the evidence on the impact of daycare interventions on the health, nutrition and development of children under five years of age in low- and middle-income countries. Daycare programmes were found to have positive impact on child development. But the evidence on child nutrition and health outcomes was inconclusive.

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