Young Lives Data Presentation

On Tuesday 26th October 5:45pm-6:45pm, in Seminar Room 2, the Young Lives research assistants invite all masters students to an informal presentation introducing the 20-year mixed-methods longitudinal study of childhood poverty, and exploring the applications of the data for dissertation purposes.

The presentation will include: * Introducing the panel data: some details on data collection and what’s available. * Survey advantages * Discussing some novel applications * How to access the data * Q&A

Young Lives was established as an international study of childhood poverty to track the progress of the millennium development goals in 2002 when we started to follow the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam. These children, across two cohorts, the Younger Cohort born in 2001-02 and the Older Cohort born in 1994-94, are now aged 19/20 and 26/27 years respectively. Young Lives research has investigated the causes and consequences of child poverty, as well as inequalities over the life-cycle, to explain skills development and learning, health and nutrition and exposure to risk and violence. More recently, research has also focused on labour markets, family formation, mental health and new emerging vulnerabilities e.g., COVID-19.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, so please do let us know if you are coming so we can make sure there is enough –