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

VIETNAMESE Leaving no one behind in a growing Vietnam
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Predictors of Mathematics and Literacy Skills at 15 years old in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam
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IMPACT CASE STUDY How poverty and gender combine to affect youth and adolescence
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SUMMARY Reaching the last child: Evidence from Young Lives India
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Young Lives Ethiopia: Lessons from longitudinal research with the children of the Millennium
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Conference Programme: Young Lives, child poverty and lessons for the SDGs
Historias sobre niños
SNAPSHOT Tracing the consequences of child poverty
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