Poverty & Inequality

Most of the families in the Young Lives study are poor, or relatively poor. What has economic growth meant for them? On the whole, they have become less poor, despite the global financial crisis. During the past 15 years, there has been a pattern of generally rising living standards, with many families noticing improvements in their homes and communities. However, progress for Young Lives families has been uneven. Often, it is the children from better-off families who have experienced the greater gains, so disadvantage is increasingly concentrated among the most marginalised children and inequalities are becoming entrenched.

Latest research: Poverty and inequality

Economics and Human Biology
Childhood obesity among the poor in Peru: Are there implications for cognitive outcomes?
Journal Article
Economics and Human Biology
Household food group expenditure patterns are associated with child anthropometry at ages 5, 8 & 12 years in Ethiopia, India, Peru & Vietnam
Journal Article
Children, Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals
Journal Article
Comparison of the Effects of Government and Private Preschool Education on the Developmental Outcomes of Children: Evidence From Young Lives India
Working paper
Multidimensional Child Poverty: Including Children’s Perspectives
Multidimensional Child Poverty: Including Children’s Perspectives
Policy paper
Data Power: A computing resource for 9-13 year olds
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The Journal of Economic Inequality
Binary data, hierarchy of attributes, and multidimensional deprivation
Journal Article
A longitudinal analysis of the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Act using a Multidimensional Poverty Index
Student paper

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