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Calls for Papers: Inequalities in Children’s Outcomes in Developing Countries

Calling for papers that discuss the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being, especially how inequalities change and evolve, and the factors that mitigate or reinforce early inequalities and explain their evolution over time.

St Anne's College, Oxford, 8-9 July 2013

Submission deadline: 1 April 2013.


The conference organising committee invites submissions of high-quality research papers addressing these and other questions relating to child well-being and development in developing countries. Submissions using the Young Lives data are encouraged, although consideration will also be given to papers using other developing country panel data-sets that address related issues. Potential topics of interest include:

  1. What is the extent of inequalities in key indicators of children’s human capital and well-being over the child’s life-course across, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic group, rural-urban residence, and other dimensions?
  2. How do inequalities evolve and change over the child’s life-course?
  3. What are the factors that mitigate/reinforce early inequalities and explain the evolution of inequalities over time?

Please see Call for Papers document for further information.


If you would like to submit a paper (full papers only; abstracts only will not be considered), please e-mail In the subject header please put: Submission Young Lives Child Inequalities Conference. If the paper is multiple-authored, please indicate who will present and whether the presenter would be willing to act as a discussant. Submission deadline: 1 April 2013.


Organising committee

Jo Boyden (University of Oxford)

Stefan Dercon (DFID / University of Oxford)

Paul Glewwe (University of Minnesota)

Sofya Krutikova (University of Oxford)


For up-to-date information regarding this conference, please visit the Young Lives website at

Young Lives: An International Study of Childhood Poverty

 Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 

3, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB, UK
Tel: +44 1865 281751


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Published Nov. 13, 2012 12:43 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:24 PM