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UPDATE: Conference on Adolescence, Youth and Gender: Sept 2016

14 Mar 2016

We’ve had a great response to our Call for Papers, which closed on 15 February. Thank you to everyone who has submitted an abstract. We will be reviewing the abstracts over the next couple of weeks and will write to everyone with a decision by 19 March 2016.

More or Less Equal? New teaching resources based on Young Lives data

13 Jan 2016

Bring lessons to life with our new classroom resource created in association with Oxfam Education.

New study: Hitting children in school linked with poorer test scores later on

20 Nov 2015

New research by Young Lives shows that corporal punishment is still common in countries where it is outlawed, and have shown a link between schoolchildren experiencing corporal punishment and later test scores.

Blog: Towards the End of Child Poverty

19 Oct 2015

Today marks the launch of the Global Coalition of Partners to End Child Poverty.

Event: Changing Patterns of Food Demand, London, 10 Nov 2015

17 Oct 2015

Elisabetta Aurino and Meena Fernandes will be presenting their work on adolescent patterns of food demand and gender bias in dietary diversity at a symposium on Global Food Security: Adaptation, Resilience and Risk, on 10 November.

E-newsletter #18: Focus on Education (October 2015)

07 Oct 2015

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter (no.18, Oct 2015) which this month features new research on education as well as education-focussed blogs and events.

Blog: Will the SDGs advance progress for disadvantaged children?

25 Sep 2015

The UN Summit to launch the SDGs, or Global Goals, starts today.

Blog: Investing in ECD not just about social and economic growth

18 Sep 2015

A new Young Lives blog by Professor Martin Woodhead

Young Lives at UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development

15 Sep 2015

The 13th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development starts today at the University of Oxford.

Symposium: Well-being and the Life Course: Intercultural and Intergenerational Perspectives, 24-25 Sept 2015

14 Sep 2015

This two-day event seeks to foster intercultural perspectives on wellbeing and the life course by bringing together researchers working in a variety of contexts from multidisciplinary backgrounds in the global north and south.

New research papers on low-fee private education

14 Sep 2015

The Open Society Foundations’ Privatisation in Education Research Initiative (PERI) has commissioned a number of research papers on the topic, using school survey data from Young Lives.

Blog: Reclaiming the 'no child left behind' agenda

05 Aug 2015

This blog post by Jo Boyden is part of a series from Post-2015.org which aims to explore how the Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented to include all social and economic groups.

Blog: What needs to be done to end child marriage in Ethiopia

25 Jun 2015

Today, the Ethiopian government hosts it's first National Girl’s Summit. This follows a similar summit in London last year, where the country committed to ending female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage by 2025. This blog by Alula Pankhurst describes what needs to be done to make these political committments a reality.

We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty.