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Young Lives is a longitudinal study of childhood poverty following 12,000 children over 15 years in four countries: (1) Ethiopia, (2) India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), (3) Peru, and (4) Vietnam. Young Lives was commissioned in 2001 by the UK Government Department for International Development to track the progress of the Millennium Development Goals. The project has followed two groups of children in each country: (1) 2,000 children who were born 2001–2002 and (2) 1,000 children who were born in 1994–1995. An important resource for childhood studies’ scholars and researchers, Young Lives provides up-to-date longitudinal data in low- and middle-income countries around the world. The research is based on an understanding of children as social actors, with a central role in ...

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