By Oxford Department of International Development, Michael Bourdillon, Jo Boyden

ISBN-10: 0230362796

ISBN-13: 9780230362796

ISBN-10: 1349339822

ISBN-13: 9781349339822

The younger Lives is a long term examine of formative years poverty in constructing international locations. overseas specialists stick with teams of youngsters in terrible groups in 4 international locations as they develop into teenagers with five survey rounds to interview all of the childrens and their caregivers, interspersed with on-going participatory learn with a smaller variety of the youngsters, deliberate to hide a interval of 15 years.

This publication represents the engagement of younger Lives with researchers and debates within the box, reflecting at the first rounds of information coming from international locations corresponding to Vietnam, Ethiopia, Congo, India, Peru and South Africa. themes contain the ethics of study, the long term motives and results of formative years poverty, and the resilience and optimism proven by way of young children and their households. The authors additionally examine the dynamics of adolescence poverty – how and why a few households stream out and in of poverty in addition to studying, kid's time-use and existence transitions – concentrating on kid's day-by-day lives, their households and groups.

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The individual is seen as both the owner of rights and the bearer of reciprocal duties to the rights of others. This emphasis on the individual can seem inappropriate or meaningless in some cultural contexts, where the individual may take less precedence than broader notions of kin or community. (ESRC 2005: 24. See also Brown et al. 2004) There is a danger here of a false dichotomy between ‘developing’ and ‘developed’ countries in relation to ethics. The emphasis on the individual may seem inappropriate in some cultural contexts, but when something goes wrong and people are damaged, the focus will rightly be drawn to the interests of the individual.

Implementing this kind of study is a long-term process and its centre is the integrity of the cohort. Ensuring low attrition rates requires building strong and lasting relationships of trust between researchers and children with their families, and investment of time in tracking children in the sample. To achieve this, wherever possible Young Lives has supported field teams to stay together and placed a strong emphasis on ethical issues in fieldworker training. Using Young Lives findings to influence policy and practice Informing policies and practices that will reduce childhood poverty is the underlying driver of Young Lives.

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