Data and documentation for Round 1 of the Young Lives survey have been
updated, and data and documentation for Round 2 have been added to the
This dataset comprises the baseline household surveys for the main
sample of one-year-old and eight-year-old children. For each country,
two files are included at the household and child level for both ages.
The data for the older children also include information from the child
questionnaire. In addition, several files are included at lower levels
(i.e. where there are several records per household). These include the
household roster and activity schedules for livelihoods.
Topics covered include: household composition; child health; caregiver
background; livelihoods; economic changes; socio-economic status; social
capital and anthropometry. In addition, the information gathered for
younger children also includes details from the caregiver on pregnancy,
delivery, breastfeeding, mental health, and child care. Topics specific
to the older eight-year-olds survey include child's schooling and work;
child mental health (not available for Peru or Ethiopia), and child
This dataset comprises the data from the five-year-olds and
twelve-year-olds household surveys and the twelve-year-olds child survey
carried out in 2006. For each of the four countries the dataset contains
two files at the household/child level (one for the five-year-olds
survey and one for the twelve-year-olds survey). The household/child
level data file for the twelve-year-olds survey also includes data from
the child questionnaire. In addition there are several files at lower
levels (i.e. where there are several records per household). These
include the household roster and activity schedules for livelihoods.
Topics covered in the dataset include: parental background; household
education; livelihoods and asset framework; household food and non-food
consumption and expenditure; social capital, economic changes and recent
life history; socio-economic status; child care, education and
activities; child health; anthropometry; caregivers perceptions and
attitudes; school and activities, child time use; social networks,
social skills and social support; feelings and attitudes; parents and
household issues; child development; perception of the future,
environment and household wealth.
Both Round 1 and 2 also include calculated indices such as a wealth
index, various social capital scores, and mental health scores, which
are all detailed in the documentation. The SPSS syntax code files that
show methods of calculation for the composite indices are also included
in the dataset.
The datasets can be accessed from the UK Data Service website: Round 1 and Round 2.