This report presents initial findings from the third round of data collection by Young Lives in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, carried out from late 2009 to early 2010 with two age cohorts of children. It gives a broad outline of some of the key indicators of childhood poverty and changes that have taken place in the children’s lives between the earlier survey rounds in 2002 and 2006 and this third round. Data are mainly presented for the entire age group, in most cases separated into gender, wealth groups, rural/urban location, caste and ethnicity. In particular, we are able to make comparisons between the older children at age 8 in 2002 (in Round 1), and the Younger Cohort at age 8 in 2009 (Round 3) – to highlight changes that have happened in the study communities over that time.
In 2002 Young Lives collected data on 2,011 children who were aged 6 to 18 months (the Younger Cohort) and 1,008 children aged 7.5 to 8.5 years (the Older Cohort) for the first survey round. The Young Lives sampling strategy was based on randomly selecting 150 children within 20 clusters or geographic sites, spread across Andhra Pradesh. Overall attrition by Round 3 was 2.2% over the eight-year period. The Young Lives study has also carried out three rounds of qualitative fieldwork, in 2007, 20
Galab, S.; Kumar, S.V.; Reddy, P.V.; Singh, R.; Vennam, U. The Impact of Growth on Childhood Poverty in Andhra Pradesh: Initial Findings from India Round 3 Survey. Young Lives, Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2011) 96 pp. ISBN 978-1-904427-78-0