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Changing Children's LIves - News from Young Lives

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Young Lives e-newsletter July 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter featuring the latest news and events from Young Lives. We have recently released two new datasets into the UK Data Archive, so this issue focuses on data use and methods.

New data release - constructed files 2002-2009

A dataset of constructed variables from Young Lives is now available for external researchers to access and use via the UK Data Service. We created the Constructed Files to facilitate longitudinal analysis of the first three rounds of the household and child survey. The dataset contains combined sub-sets of selected variables from Round 1 (2002), Round 2 (2006) and Round 3 (2009) of the survey, collected when the Younger Cohort children were aged 1, 5 and 8 years and the Older Cohort children aged 8, 12 and 15 years. The files contain about 200 original and constructed variables, most of them comparable across the three rounds, presented in a panel format and classified in four broad groups: panel information, general characteristics, household characteristics, and child characteristics. Find out here how to Access our data.

UK Data Service - Young Lives constructed files
Latest research and analysis

Recently published Young Lives papers include:
Young Lives Technical Note 30 A user guide for the panel dataset of constructed variables by Patricia Espinoza has been published as Technical Note 30
The Ethics of Secondary Data Analysis The Ethics of Secondary Data Analysis – NOVELLA working paper: Narrative Research in Action, by Virginia Morrow, Janet Boddy and Rowena Lamb
Youth Vulnerabilities in Life Course Transitions, Background paper for the UNDP HDR 2014 by Abby Hardgrove, Kirrily Pells, Jo Boyden and Paul Dornan
All available online at the Young Lives site.

School Effectiveness and Inequality: Challenges in Low- and Middle-income Countries
Date: 14 July 2014
Venue: London International Development Centre

ESRC Research Methods Festival
Date: 8-10 July 2014
Venue: St Catherine's College, Oxford

Policy workshop on children’s growth and nutrition
Date: 18 June 2014
Venue: Lima, Peru

Aspirations, Poverty and Inequality: 4th World Bank Group Conference on Equity
Date: 29-30 May 2014
Venue: Washington, DC, USA

Other news

School survey data release

Data from the school survey in India and Peru are now available for external researchers to access and use via the UK Data Service. The full documentation is available on the Education section of our website.

Blog: What do we know about how children use their time?
Tackling FGM and early marriage: A new research report from World Vision features research from Young Lives on the barriers and opportunities to tackling harmful practices in Ethiopia.
YouTube: We spoke to Karthik Muralidharan about measuring learning trajectories with longitudinal data.
Recommended website: Ethics of Research Involving Children - new website from UNICEF to promote research that respects the rights, dignity and well-being of children.

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