Our publications


We publish a range of resources to present our analysis and document our methodology. In this section we also include papers by external researchers who have accessed the Young Lives data in the public archive.

WoWorking Paper 53rking papers present research in progress on a range of topics. They undergo internal peer review which reflects their preliminary nature. The purpose is to publish work from a range of perspectives and backgrounds.




Technical NotesTechnical notes outline the conceptual thinking and methods that support our work. This includes sample frame and attrition reports, thematic and country-focused literature reviews, reports on piloting and fieldwork, and ethical and practical guidelines.



PP6-MurrayPolicy papers give a quick and thorough briefing on a topic together with the policy-relevant findings.




Children & Society cover Journal articles link to the abstracts of papers by Young Lives team members and other researchers who have used the Young Lives data in their work. Where copyright permits, we provide the full text.

Books and book chapters include externally commissioned papers and our series of books published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Country reports outline the preliminary analysis from each round of the Young Lives survey.

Student papers have been written by students using Young Lives data as part of their final examinations at Masters or PhD level.

Impact and learning case studies aim to share lessons about using research evidence in a policy environment.



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