This paper from the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI) uses evidence from Young Lives to look at multidimensional poverty in Ethiopia, available here.
The authors explore the study's evidence that higher human capital endowment reduces the probability of transient poverty or chronic poverty. Moreover, children coming from a household that has experienced illness of a member were also found to have greater probability of being in the two poverty transition categories. The results of the study indicate there should be a focus on the household human capital endowment, particularly education, which is found to reduce children’s experience of overlapping deprivations and the persistence of poverty.
They call for a long-term plan to increase the education endowment of households to help improve children’s wellbeing as well as increased access to insurance schemes to curb the impact of socioeconomic shocks on children living in poverty.