Survival and Health
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Fundamental improvements in the health status of children, which commenced in Western industrialized countries and swept the globe during the previous century, have had several eff ects on developmental science. First, such improvements abated the historically urgent concern with child survival among privileged, healthy postindustrial populations where most human development research is conducted. Second, unequal advances led to widening and persistent population disparities in child health and development that carry forward into adulthood and even into the next generation. ird, as with other branches of science and medicine, developmental science assumed a universalizing stance that overlooked the possible role of culture in confounding the generalizability of its fi ndings.