Poverty & Inequality

Two boys sat on a hillside

Most of the families in the Young Lives study are poor, or relatively poor. What has economic growth meant for them? On the whole, they have become less poor, despite the global financial crisis. During the past 15 years, there has been a pattern of generally rising living standards, with many families noticing improvements in their homes and communities. However, progress for Young Lives families has been uneven. Often, it is the children from better-off families who have experienced the greater gains, so disadvantage is increasingly concentrated among the most marginalised children and inequalities are becoming entrenched.

Latest research: Poverty and inequality

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The Challenges of Inequality and COVID-19 for Young People in Peru: Evidence from the Listening to Young Lives at Work COVID-19 Phone Survey
Policy paper
“Building Our Imagined Futures”: Supporting Resilience Among Young Women and Men in Ethiopia
Policy paper
The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on physical domestic violence: Evidence from a list randomization experiment
Journal Article
Listening to Young Lives at work in Peru
Listening to Young Lives at Work in Peru: First Call
Country report
Listening to Young Lives at work in Ethiopia cover
Listening to Young Lives at Work in Ethiopia: First Call
Country report
Listening to Young Lives at work in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana cover
Listening to Young Lives at Work in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh: First Call
Country report
Exploring well-being among 22-year-old youth in India cover
Exploring Well-Being among 22-Year-Old Youth in India
Working paper
Understanding violence affecting children in Ethiopia cover
Understanding Violence Affecting Children in Ethiopia: a Qualitative Study
Working paper

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