This Brief is based on a longer paper, Poverty and Gender Inequalities: Evidence from Young Lives (2011). It is one of a series of four briefs which accompany the release of the Round 3 survey data and country reports.
Analysis of Young Lives data challenges assumptions and suggests that gender is one source of inequality, alongside poverty, geographical location, ethnicity or caste status, which can intersect to impact negatively on children’s life chances and on girls differently from boys. To improve equality of life chances, policy interventions will have most success by targeting absolute poverty and broader structural inequalities.
Policy Brief 13, Young Lives, Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, UK. 2 pp.