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Blog: Reaping the demographic dividend: youth as a second critical window

18 Nov 2014

In our latest blog post, Paul Dornan reflects on the demographic dividend - and how life-course approaches can help policymakers determine the best times to support positive outcomes for young people.

Event: Advancing Equity for Children, New York, 5 Nov 2014

05 Nov 2014

Equity for Children will host a panel discussion with speakers from UNICEF, UNDP, the NYC housing and community project Comunilife, and Young Lives in New York on 5 November.

E-newsletter #15 - October 2014

30 Oct 2014

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter with details of maths teaching resources we have developed with the Oxfam Education team, new data archive in the USA, and a pre-announcement of the release of preliminary findings from our Round 4 survey.

Event: Young Lives at the Development Studies Association Conference, 1 Nov 2014

23 Oct 2014

The Young Lives team presented at the DSA's 2014 conference on Saturday 1 November 2014.

Everyone Counts: Maths teaching resources from Oxfam and Young Lives

06 Oct 2014

A free maths resource for 8-12 year olds comparing Young Lives around the world, produced in association with the Oxfam Education team.

Seminar Series: Children and Youth in a Changing World

01 Oct 2014

We are pleased to announce the programme for this term's inter-departmental seminar series. Presentations will be posted here as they become available each week.

New journal article: Child Development in a Changing World

24 Sep 2014

This review article explores current understandings of child development and the consequences of poverty for children in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence from development economics with insights from allied social science disciplines.

Modernity, Mobility and Reshaping Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

23 Sep 2014

Professor Jo Boyden was invited by the CESS-UNICEF Division for Child Studies and the Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies in Hyderabad to give a Distinguished Guest Lecture on 24 September 2014.

Event: Launch of Round 4 Preliminary Findings in Hyderabad (22 Sept 2014)

22 Sep 2014

Preliminary findings from Rounds 1 to 4 of the Young Lives survey were launched at a special event hosted by the Centre for Economic and Social Studies in Hyderabad on 22 September 2014.

Preliminary Data from Rounds 1 to 4 in India

20 Sep 2014

Preliminary data from Rounds 1 to 4 in India are now published on our website.

Event: Exploring the Belgian, Finnish and Vietnamese recipes for PISA

19 Sep 2014

Caine Rolleston presented Young Lives findings at a workshop hosted by the Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (vleva) and the Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) to discuss the factors that influence children's learning outcomes.

Event: Launch of Round 4 Preliminary Findings (Delhi, 18 September 2014)

18 Sep 2014

Preliminary findings from Rounds 1 to 4 of the Young Lives survey were launched at a special event in Delhi on 18 September 2014. To publish early findings, we produced a series of short fact sheets - focusing on Education and Learning; Nutrition and Health; and Youth and Development. These fact sheets give a brief overview of children's outcomes at age 12 and age 19 looking at differences by poverty level, rural/urban location and gender.

Blog: What's the real reason why some children learn less in school?

15 Sep 2014

In a blog post for the Global Partnership for Education, Santiago Cueto argues that having uneducated parents, receiving poor early childhood developmental inputs, being from a marginalized ethnic group or just being a girl – all of these factors may influence a child’s future educational outcomes before they even start school.

E-newsletter 14 - September 2014

12 Sep 2014

We have just sent out the latest issue of our e-newsletter with details of our new book, new data archive in the USA, and a pre-announcement of the release of preliminary findings from our Round 4 survey Sign up to receive future issues.

Release of preliminary findings from Rounds 1 to 4 of the Young Lives household and child survey

10 Sep 2014

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing preliminary findings from the Rounds 4 household and child survey carried out in all four study countries in late 2013. Watch our website, or sign up for our e-newsletter, to keep up to date.

Conference keynote: Priorities for Equity and Inclusion? Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education

10 Sep 2014

Dr Renu Singh, Country Director for Young Lives in India will be giving the closing key note speech at the British Association of International and Comparative Education conference on 10 September.

New book: Growing Up In Poverty: Findings from Young Lives

08 Sep 2014

This new book brings together the latest findings from Young Lives on how poverty affects children's development and how children and their families respond to poverty in their daily decisions and daily lives.

New research programme: Gender, Poverty and Transitions to Adulthood

04 Sep 2014

We are pleased to announce new funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for a research and policy programme on the dynamics of gender inequality among young people as they enter adulthood. The aim is to deepen understanding of the factors that bring about positive change in young people’s lives by promoting gender justice as a key means of addressing child poverty.

Lives in Translation: Life Course Research and Social Policies

30 Aug 2014

The Young Lives team will be presenting at the annual conference of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies in Lausanne (9-11 October), which this year focuses on the links between research and policy.

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