Young Lives. An international study of childhood poverty. Overall summary findings.
Young Lives is a long-term international research project investigating the changing nature of childhood poverty in four developing countries - Ethiopia, Peru, India (Andhra Pradesh) and Vietnam - over 15 years. The project is following two groups of children in each country: 2000 children who were born in 2001/2 and 1000 children who were born in 1994/5. Data have been collected from two rounds of research, in 2002 and 2006/7.
The findings summarized in this report come from the country reports of the second round of quantitative research. At present the research results are still preliminary, but they will be added to by qualitative research over the coming months. This will help to build a detailed picture of what is actually happening to children growing up in different households, communities, and localities in each country. Findings across the countries are discussed in relation to poverty and intergenerational transmission of poverty, nutrition, access to services, education, child work, ethnicity and gender, and subjective well-being. Policy implications are briefly noted.
Department of International Development, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 5 pp.