About Longitudinal Study
Young Lives longitudinal study is an international study of childhood poverty following the lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam since 2002. In India we have been following the lives of 3,000 children in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, to generate evidence to help policymakers and other agencies to design programmes that make a real difference to children and their families.
The study has gained a global reputation for its rigour and impact and has generated a wealth of information about children’s circumstances, as well as their transitions, using a life course perspective. Using mixed methods, we have developed a comprehensive picture of multidimensional poverty to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of childhood poverty, and to examine how policies affect children’s well-being.
Till date, Young Lives has completed five rounds of the Study. Going forward, the sixth round of the Young Lives at Work Study to follow the life trajectories of the Young Lives Index children who have now transitioned to adulthood.
In light of the pandemic, Young Lives India is undertaking a COVID response telephonic survey (2020) to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being and labour market outcomes of the YL cohort.