Young Lives children are now almost all enrolled in school, and have high hopes for their education, but their aspirations are being undermined by the poor quality of many schools, which too often works to reinforce existing inequalities.

Inclusive and equitable quality education for all has been a core focus of study for the Young Lives team. Our insights into early education, low-cost private education and education systems provide valuable information for those working towards this sustainable development goal. We have been exploring these areas through school surveys in each of our study countries. These surveys allow us to understand more about the school experiences of Young Lives children, and provide insight into the factors which contribute to learning and progress. Read more about the latest round in this Back to School blog.

Latest research: Education

Classroom composition and its association with students’ achievement and socioemotional characteristics in Peru
Book / chapter
Education and Learning: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Peru
Country report
Estimating causal effects of preschool on school dropout using non-experimental data from Andhra Pradesh
Student paper
Anatomy of an #EduCrisis: Whose responsibility?
Disparities in children’s vocabulary and height in relation to household wealth and parental schooling: A longitudinal study in four low- and middle-income countries
Journal Article
Assessing Children’s Learning Outcomes: A Comparison of two cohorts from Young Lives Ethiopia
Journal Article
Young Lives School Surveys 2016–17: Vietnam Country Report
Country report
Starting Together, Growing Apart: Gender Gaps in Learning from Preschool to Adulthood in Four Developing Countries
Working paper

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