Young Lives, the unique 15-year longitudinal study of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, released the data from Round 3 of its childhood poverty survey on 19 September 2011. The data set stems from 2009. The third round of this data will enable researchers to map changes in children’s lives over an 8-year period, and to compare what is happening to the Younger Cohort (now age 8) with the Older Cohort who were that age in Round 1.
Household, child and community data is available on a wealth of variables, including the children’s material and social circumstances, set against the environmental and social realities of their communities. Users registered with the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) have access to the Young Lives data in SPSS, Stata and tab-delimited formats, via the instant download service or on CD.