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

Young Lives Ethiopia: Lessons from longitudinal research with the children of the Millennium
Summative Output
Conference Programme: Young Lives, child poverty and lessons for the SDGs
Story
Historias sobre niños
Media
SNAPSHOT Tracing the consequences of child poverty
Summative Output
IMPACT CASE STUDY Child poverty, no one left behind, and the Global Goals
Impact case study
VIETNAMESE Poverty and Intergenerational Change: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Vietnam
Country report
Leaving no one behind in a growing Vietnam: The story from Young Lives
Summative Output
Beyond Monetary Poverty Analysis: The Dynamics of Multidimensional Child Poverty in Developing Countries
Journal Article

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