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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.

The study is unique in that it directly links the evidence-base of research to policymakers and planners, both in the study countries and internationally. 

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, alongside the international NGO Save the Children Fund.

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.

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Young Lives

Department of International Development

Read the Young Lives case study

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We are grateful to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for their support through the University of Oxford’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

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