Lawrence Hadded: "Two posts from important researchers working on infant and young child growth. They both agree that the first 1000 day period after conception is a key intervention opportunity because growth velocity is so high. They also agree that we should not restrict interventions to thi
Data collected from 952 children and their communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has shown that 12-year-olds who spend three hours or more on household chores in a day are 70% less likely to complete secondary education.
Kirrily Pells writes about new research conducted by Young Lives using longitudinal data from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. The study findings show that children who experienced corporal punishment performed worse in maths, four years later.
Abhijeet Singh’s blog on private schools in India asks do private schools really produce more learning, or do they deepen social and economic divides without adding much in terms of actual skills and education?
Alula Pankhurst of Young Lives Ethiopia, writing in The Conversation Africa, outlines what more needs to be done to help the decline in child marriage in Ethiopia.
Analysing data from Andhra Pradesh, Young Lives India country Director Renu Singh shows that a rise in enrolment is associated with a worrying collapse in learning standards.
Jo Boyden of Young Lives: How can the sustainable development goals (SDGs) tackle the underlying gender inequality that holds girls back?
A Guardian Development blog by Virginia Morrow, Senior Research Officer at Young Lives, on our research that shows that
In this blog for The Conversation Africa, Alula Pankhurst agues that work is neither all good nor all bad for children. It is often both. Images of children working in hazardous and abusive conditions naturally provoke strong emotional reactions.
In his regular GPE blog, Santiago Cueto of Young Lives Peru discusses how inequalities in education start as early as pre-school.