We need to end child poverty in order to break the cycle of poverty
Young Lives e-newsletter September 2014
Welcome to the latest issue of our newsletter featuring the latest news and events from Young Lives. We are just about to start releasing preliminary findings from Round 4 of our survey – so keep an eye on the website for further details.
This new book brings together the latest findings from Young Lives on how poverty affects children's development and how children and their families respond to poverty in their daily decisions and daily lives. The book shows how many poor children are being left behind despite, the promises of the Millennium Development Goals. While the universalisation of education now means that most children attend school, at least for a while, children from disadvantaged backgrounds often experience poor-quality education and learn least in school, creating inequality of opportunity. Changing values, and the growing belief in education as a route of out poverty, raise questions about how children's early circumstances and experiences, and the choices open to them, affect their later outcomes and well-being in adolescence and early adulthood.
Over the next few weeks we will be releasing preliminary findings from the Round 4 survey carried out in all 4 study countries in late 2013. We are producing a series of short fact sheets - focusing on Education and Learning; Nutrition and Health; and Youth and Development. The fact sheets aim to give a brief overview of children's outcomes at age 12 and age 19 looking at differences by poverty level, rural/urban location and gender.
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