News and Events

News and Events

Blog: Where are the children? The challenge of tracking in a longitudinal study of children

02 Oct 2015

This is the first in a series of blogs about Young Lives' data management

Blog: Will the SDGs advance progress for disadvantaged children?

25 Sep 2015

The UN Summit to launch the SDGs, or Global Goals, starts today.

Blog: Investing in ECD not just about social and economic growth

18 Sep 2015

A new Young Lives blog by Professor Martin Woodhead

Young Lives at UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development

15 Sep 2015

The 13th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development starts today at the University of Oxford.

New research papers on low-fee private education

14 Sep 2015

The Open Society Foundations’ Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) has commissioned a number of research papers on the topic, using school survey data from Young Lives.

Blog: Reclaiming the 'no child left behind' agenda

05 Aug 2015

This blog post by Jo Boyden is part of a series from which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented to include all social and economic groups.

Symposium: Well-being and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives, 24-25 Sept 2015

14 Sep 2015

This two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a variety of contexts from multidisciplinary backgrounds in the global north and south.

Blog: What needs to be done to end child marriage in Ethiopia

25 Jun 2015

Today, the Ethiopian government hosts it's first National Girl’s Summit. This follows a similar summit in London last year, where the country committed to ending female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage by 2025. This blog by Alula Pankhurst describes what needs to be done to make these political committments a reality.

Blog: Beyond the rhetoric: understanding links between child labour and education

12 Jun 2015

Renu Singh argues we need to find better ways to support children whose daily reality is not choosing between work and school, but struggling to combine both work and school.

E-newsletter #17: Children's Work (June 2015)

11 Jun 2015

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter which this month features research on children's work and child labour, as well as our new programmes of work on violence against children, and on gender and adolescence.

New book: Gender Violence in Poverty Contexts: The Educational Challenge

19 Apr 2015

Two chapters from Young Lives are featured in this book concerned with understanding the complex ways in which gender violence and poverty impact on young people’s lives, and the potential for education to challenge violence

New book: Children's Work and Labour in East Africa

05 Jun 2015

This book presents evidence from working children's lives and perspectives in cases from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, spanning a variety of types of children's work, from agriculture to mining to petty trade, paid and unpaid work, inside and outside household contexts

New study: What drives violence against children?

28 Mar 2015

Young Lives is working with the UNICEF Office of Research–Innocenti on a study of what drives violence against children and what can be done about it.

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