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

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
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
Poverty and Intergenerational Change: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Vietnam
Country report
Poverty and Intergenerational Change: Preliminary Findings from the Round 5 Survey in Ethiopia
Country report

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