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

Poverty and Intergenerational Change: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Peru
Country report
The Impact of Conditional Cash transfers on Households Investments in Productive Assets and Activities
Working paper
'How Many Rooms Are There in Your House?' Constructing the Young Lives Wealth Index
Technical notes
Child-sensitive Social Protection
Policy paper
Poverty and Intergenerational Change: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in India
Country report
Heterogeneity in the impact of drought on child human capital - evidence from Ethiopia
Student paper
Introduction to Symposium on using the Young Lives data to study child poverty in developing countries
Journal Article
Dynamics of multi-dimensional poverty among children in Ethiopia
Working paper

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