In each study country, Young Lives is following 2000 children who were
born in 2001-2 and 1000 children who were born in 1994-5. The younger
children are being tracked from infancy to their mid-teens and the older
children to adulthood, when some will become parents themselves.
This report presents initial findings from the second round of
quantitative data collection which was carried out in Andhra Pradesh in
late 2006 to early 2007. It gives a broad outline of the some of the key
indicators of childhood poverty and changes that have taken place in the
children's lives between the first round of data collection in 2002 and
this second round.
This summary comments on the following:
- Levels of wealth, consumption and poverty
- Household factors that contribute to poverty
- The importance of parental education
- Drought and other shocks
- Access to services
- Child labour
- Subjective well-being
Young Lives, Oxford, UK, 2 pp.
Young Lives Country Report. Young Lives: Andhra Pradesh Round 2 Survey. Summary.