Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over 15 years.

Its aim is to shed light on the drivers and impacts of child poverty, and generate evidence to help policymakers design programmes that make a real difference to poor children and their families. The research team is following two groups of children – a cohort born in 2001-02, and an older cohort born in 1994-95. The research project is coordinated out of the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford led by Professor Jo Boyden, and collaborates with research institutes, universities, NGOs and government statistics departments across the four study countries.


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