Young Lives Rounds 1-3 Constructed Files, 2002-2009


A dataset containing constructed variables from the first three rounds of the Young Lives survey in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam are now available for external researchers to access and use via the UK Data Service (

The Constructed Files which have been deposited with the UK Data Service to facilitate analysis of the household and child surveys across the first three rounds of data collected. The dataset contains combined sub-sets of selected variables from Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 of the Young Lives survey, collected in 2002, 2006 and 2009 respectively when the Younger Cohort children were aged 1, 5 and 8 years, and the Older Cohort children aged 8, 12 and 15 years.

The files contain about 200 original and constructed variables, most of them comparable across the three rounds, presented in a panel format and classified in four broad groups: panel information, general characteristics, household characteristics, and child characteristics.
A user guide has been published as Young Lives Technical Note 30.


Young Lives Rounds 1-3 Constructed Files, 2002-2009

Published 1 January 2014