This research and policy engagement project focuses on the relationship between educational disadvantage and gender across Young Lives countries.
The research aims to provide greater insight into the relationships between schooling, wellbeing, cognitive development, skill development, educational trajectories and academic outcomes. These insights will support decision-making to advance the empowerment of children, particularly girls.
The study uses existing data from Young Lives obtained using a household and child survey. The study will also draw on Young Lives two school surveys: the first (carried out in all four Young Lives study countries) between 2011 and 2013 and the second (in Ethiopia, India and Vietnam) in 2016-17. Learn more about Young Lives school surveys and the data collected.
The research from this project will contribute to an evidence base that policy-makers and those in the aid and education sectors can reference. The project will engage national audiences in research findings through a range of policy engagement activities, and contribute to the global dialogue on gender and education through a series of publications and communications outputs.