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
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.
Young Lives. An international study of childhood poverty. Overall summary findings.