This brief report provides a first look into the data collected during the first of three calls in Young Lives at Work's Phone Survey in Peru and highlights some of the key emerging findings.
This brief provides a snapshot of the current situation in the country. The COVID-19 lockdown has already had a large impact on labour market and educational outcomes for Young Lives participants. The crisis has hit households from vulnerable backgrounds hardest; however, virtually all sub-groups have been significantly affected. An important proportion of vulnerable households did not receive government relief, with food insecurity rising. Since many were unable to work from home, they had to leave the house to work during the quarantine. Whether these impacts are temporary or permanent remains to be seen.
The Young Lives phone survey aims to investigate the short and medium term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, well-being, transition to the labour market and education trajectories of young people in our study, tracked since 2001 and now aged 19 and 26
The second phone survey call has been piloted and the fieldwork will take place during August-October 2020 in all four Young Lives study countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam).
Additional statistics and summary tables from the first phone survey can be found here.