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Childhood Poverty: Multidisciplinary Approaches

This book represents the engagement of Young Lives with researchers and debates in the field of children and development, reflecting on the first two rounds of Young Lives data coming from Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, with supporting material from Tanzania and South Africa. Topics include the ethics of research, the long-term causes and consequences of childhood poverty, and the resilience and optimism shown by children and their families.

Table of contents

Introduction  Jo Boyden and Michael Bourdillon

PART I: METHODOLOGY
Doing Longitudinal Research: Opportunities and Challenges in a Study of Childhood  Karen Brock and Caroline Knowles

The Ethics of Social Research with Children and Families in Young Lives: Practical Experiences   Virginia Morrow

Uncovering the Consequences of Pre-school Malnutrition   John Hoddinott

Understanding Child Poverty in Developing Countries: Measurement and Analysis  Stefan Dercon

PART II: DYNAMICS OF CHILDHOOD POVERTY
'Pro-Poor' Growth and Children in Developing Countries: The Case of Vietnam   Paul Glewwe

Evidence on Early Childhood Development (ECD) Investment Returns   Jere R. Behrman

Do Economic Shocks Have a Sustained Effect on the Height of 5-year-old Children? Evidence from Rural and Urban Ethiopia   Tassew Woldehanna

PART III: CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES OF POVERTY

Poverty and Developmental Potential   Patrice Engle

Poverty, Child Risk, and Resilience in Developing Countries   Theeodore D. Wachs

Political Economy, Perception, and Social Change as Mediators of Childhood Risk in Andhra Pradesh   Jo Boyden and  Gina Crivello

On Being Despised: Growing up a Congolese Refugee in Dar es Salaam   Gillian Mann

'Pen, Book, Soap, Good Food, and Encouragement': Understandings of a Good Life for Children Among Parents and Children in Three Ethiopian Communities   Laura Camfield

'Ridiculed For Not Having Anything': Children's Views on Poverty and Inequality in Rural India   Gina Crivello, Uma Vennam and Anuradha Komanduri

PART IV: LEARNING, TIME-USE AND LIFE TRANSITIONS

Pathways through Early Childhood Education in Ethiopia, India, and Peru: Rights, Equity and Diversity   Martin Woodhead

Explaining and Overcoming Marginalization in Education: Ethnic/Language Minorities in Peru   Santiago Cueto, Gabriela Guerrero, Juan León, Elisa Seguin & Ismael G. Muñoz

Child Agricultural Work in South Africa: A Contested Space   Andrew Dawes, Judith Streak, Susan Levine and Deborah Ewing

Are Work and Schooling Complementary or Competitive for Children in Rural Ethiopia? A Mixed-methods Study    Kate Orkin
 

Tags: ["Child poverty", "Young Lives Project"] By Edited by Jo Boyden, Michael Bourdillon
Published Feb. 7, 2012 12:09 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 4:46 PM