Young Lives e-newsletter April 2014

02 Apr 2014

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Qualitative Longitudinal Research: the start of ‘Qual4’

31 Mar 2014

This week our research team in Ethiopia is starting the fourth round of qualitative longitudinal research – what we, internally, call ‘Qual4’.

New working paper: Wealth and Early Childhood Development in Latin America

27 Mar 2014

Data from Young Lives in Peru was used alongide longitudinal data from Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Nigaragua to examine how family wealth level influences children's cognitive development.

Young Lives Symposium on Education and Nutrition: Delhi, 28 March 2014

26 Mar 2014

In order to look at children’s development in a holistic rather than a segmented manner, Young Lives is organising a one-day symposium on 28 March to examine the critical linkages between education and nutrition.

Blog: How to succeed in PISA

25 Mar 2014

Vietnam outperformed many nations of comparable economic status in the latest PISA assessment. In a guest blog for the Centre for Education Research and Practice, Zoe James says that a focus on basic skills has been one vital element of its success.

Blog: WDR 2015 on ‘Mind and Culture’: an opportunity to understand decisions in context

20 Mar 2014

The World Bank’s annual World Development Report for 2015 has the working title of ‘mind and culture’. A scan of the twitter-sphere suggests that it hasn’t been picked up widely yet, but where it has, the reaction seems positive...

East Africa Regional Symposium on Child Work/Child Labour

20 Mar 2014

On 20-21 March Young Lives hosted a symposium in Addis Ababa to bring together researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across Africa to share empirical evidence on the types and extent of child work and child labour in different settings.

Young Lives at CSAE 2014

14 Mar 2014

Tassew Woldehanna will be presenting a paper from Ethiopia at the CSAE Conference 2014: Economic Development in Africa on Tuesday 25 March.

In conversation with Mary Penny: Nutrition and catch-up growth in Young Lives

10 Mar 2014

Mary Penny, Director of Peru's Nutrition Research Institute, talks about catch-up growth among the Young Lives children

Exploring the impact of initiatives to end FGM for communities in Ethiopia

26 Feb 2014

A seminar hosted by World Vision and Young Lives on 26 February will provide an opportunity to explore the links between FGM and early marriage, discuss the challenges that social reform entails, and examine the barriers and opportunities posed by a holistic approach to tackling harmful practices.

Data workshop in Peru: 20-21 February

22 Feb 2014

The Young Lives team in Peru welcomed 20 participants from diverse disciplines from across Peru for a data workshop in Lima on 20 and 21 February.

Young Lives presents at OxFID 2014: Global Gamechangers

18 Feb 2014

Abhijeet Singh from Young Lives will be presenting at the annual OXFID conference this weekend.

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