The Young Lives Project is a longitudinal study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. In each of the countries, the first phase of the project included the first survey of 2,000 index children aged around one year and a survey of 1,000 children aged around eight years, evenly spread across 20 sentinel sites per country. The Young Lives Project is unique in measuring child well-being in a holistic and consistent way across several developing countries, including economic, social, physical and demographic aspects. Data collection finished in 2003 and an important priority has been the early production of a preliminary report from each country, each report following a similar structure.
This preliminary report covers only a small selection of the explanatory and outcome variables. Data are mainly presented for the entire sample of an age group, in most cases separated into wealth groups or by urban/rural location. The preliminary national report on Ethopia has the following objectives: to briefly present what is known about child poverty in Ethiopia; to review policies expected to have an impact on child poverty; to identify key stakeholders for this study; to describe the methods used in the study; to present preliminary results from surveys of 2,000 households with one-year-old children, and 1,000 households with eight-year-old children; and to present some provisional conclusions and policy implications. Twenty sentinel sites were selected from five regions of the country for the survey. A summary of the main results of the surveys is presented.
Tekie Alemu; Getachew Asgedom; Liebenberg, J.; Mekonnen, A.; Seager, J.; Bekele Tefera; Tassew Woldehanna. Young Lives Preliminary Country Report: Ethiopia. (2003) 85 pp.