This is a publication for the Institute for Children and Poverty, an independent research and policy think tank.The Journal is a forum for presentation of research and policy initiatives in the areas of education, health, public policy, and the socioeconomic causes and effects of poverty.
Young Lives is an international study of childhood poverty tracking the changing lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the state of Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam over a 15-year period. This is the timeframe set by the UN to assess progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Through interviews, group work and case studies with the children, their parents, teachers, community representatives and others, we are collecting a wealth of information not only about their material and social circumstances, but also their perspectives on their lives and aspirations for the futures, set against the environmental and social realities of their communities.
From 2003 to 2005 The Childhood Poverty Research and Policy Centre (CHIP) published a series of policy briefs on child poverty. While the funded phase of the CHIP programme is now over, this resource for policy makers, practitioners and activists concerned about childhood poverty contains policy briefings, research reports, photos, case studies and links on a wide range of issues related to childhood poverty.