News and Events

News and Events

New study: Hitting children in school linked with poorer test scores later on

20 Nov 2015

New research by Young Lives shows that corporal punishment is still common in countries where it is outlawed, and have shown a link between schoolchildren experiencing corporal punishment and later test scores.

Event: Changing Patterns of Food Demand, London, 10 Nov 2015

17 Oct 2015

Elisabetta Aurino and Meena Fernandes will be presenting their work on adolescent patterns of food demand and gender bias in dietary diversity at a symposium on Global Food Security: Adaptation, Resilience and Risk, on 10 November.

Blog: What can the private sector offer Indian education?

28 Oct 2015

Do private schools in India really produce more learning, or do they deepen social and economic divides without adding much in terms of actual skills and education?

Blog: Towards the End of Child Poverty

19 Oct 2015

Today marks the launch of the Global Coalition of Partners to End Child Poverty.

E-newsletter #18: Focus on Education (October 2015)

07 Oct 2015

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter (no.18, Oct 2015) which this month features new research on education as well as education-focussed blogs 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.

"Nothing is impossible for me"

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View the Young Lives photo gallery in The Guardian Society archive

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.