Who we are

Who we are

Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty following the changing lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam over 15 years.

Young Lives is a collaborative research project coordinated by a team based at the University of Oxford led by Professor Jo Boyden. Our research partners in each study country represent a range of government, independent and academic institutions, along with Save the Children.

The strength of Young Lives lies in the knowledge, expertise, skills and diversity of the international team. It draws together experts in the field of childhood poverty across a wide range of disciplines – ranging from anthropology, economics, education, health and nutrition, psychology, social policy, sociology, policy and research communication. It is the composition of the whole team that lends Young Lives its unique character and potential.



Read our leaflet

Young Lives leaflet 2010

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