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Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty: Evidence from the Young Lives study of Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam

Jo Boyden, Andrew Dawes, Paul Dornan, and Colin Tredoux


What matters most in how poverty shapes children's wellbeing and development? How can data inform social policy and practice approaches to improving the outcomes for poorer children? Using life course analysis from the Young Lives study of 12,000 children growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam over the past 15 years, this book draws on evidence from two cohorts of children, from 1 to 15 years old and from 8 to 22 years old. It examines how poverty affects children's development in low- and middle-income countries, and how policy has been used to improve their lives, then goes on to s ... More

Keywords: poverty, wellbeing, children, child development, social policy, Sustainable Development Goal, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Vietnam

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447348313
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447348313.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Boyden, author
University of Oxford

Andrew Dawes, author
University of Cape Town

Paul Dornan, author
University of Oxford