Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty, involving 12,000 children in 4 countries over 15 years. It is led by a team in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford in association with research and policy partners in the 4 study countries: Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam.


Through researching different aspects of children's lives, we seek to improve policies and programmes for children.


The children and families who participate in Young Lives share with us a great deal of personal information about their daily lives. For this reason, it is important that we protect their anonymity and confidentiality. We use pseudonyms for any child named in the course of our work. The photos on flickr, our website and in our other publications are not of the Young Lives study children, but are of children living in similar circumstances in similar communities. We thank them for their consent to use these pictures of their daily lives.

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