Violence

Violence remains a feature of many children’s lives, despite national and international attempts to reduce it. Corporal punishment is frequently reported  in schools, especially in India and Ethiopia, with poor children describing being beaten for lacking school materials and uniforms, and for being absent because of the need to work.

Children also describe experiencing violence at home; in 2009, over a third of girls and a quarter of boys in Peru reported being physically hurt by a family member.

Young Lives has been working with UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti to analyse our survey and qualitative data on children’s experiences of violence in everyday settings. This resulted in a number of key reports and research papers in late 2016 and 2017.

Latest research: Violence

International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
A latent class approach to understanding patterns of peer victimization in four low-resource settings.
Journal Article
Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Viet Nam: Evidence from Young Lives
Working paper
Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Peru: Evidence from Young Lives
Working paper
Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Ethiopia: Evidence from Young Lives
Working paper
Understanding Children’s Experiences of Violence in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India: Evidence from Young Lives
Working paper
Experiences of Peer Bullying among Adolescents & Associated Effects on Young Adult Outcomes: Longitudinal Evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Viet Nam
Working paper
Undermining Learning: Multi-Country Longitudinal Evidence on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Policy paper
Corporal Punishment in Schools
Working paper

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