The first India school survey was conducted with a stratified sample of the Younger Cohort children between December 2010 and March 2011. The survey aimed to provide data on the school experiences of the sampled Young Lives children, across both the private and government sectors. The final sample comprised approximately 250 schools, 500 classes and 950 of the Younger Cohort children. A second round of the school survey took place during 2016-17, conducted in two waves at the beginning and end of the school year. Findings from this round can be found in our report here.
Survey Documentation and Questionnaires:
The survey instruments included data collection at the school, class and pupil level, and involved the head teacher, class teacher, and pupil.
The India school survey included a qualitative sub-study which aimed to investigate the processes behind the high levels of movement between schools which were evident in the Round 3 household survey. This qualitative work took place in three purposively selected Young Lives sites where school changes between the 2009 and 2010 academic years were particularly high. In each site 10 caregivers and their children were interviewed, with the broad aim of looking at the household decision-making processes shaping school choices and children's perspectives about these school choices. The sub-study outline and interview guide can be found here.