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Lecture: “Growing up with the Millennium Development Goals: a longitudinal study of children in four developing countries”

The Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research in association with the Children's Research Centre, School of Social Work and Social Policy and Trinity International Development Initiative is pleased to host a Public Lecture by Dr. Virginia Morrow, Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Place:  Neil Hoey Theatre, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin.

Time: Monday 29th April 2013, 4pm

This presentation will draw together research from Young Lives, a longitudinal study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, Andhra Pradesh (India), Peru and Vietnam over 15 years, the lifespan of the UN's Millennium Development Goals. The paper explores patterns of inequality and who gets left behind in contexts of rapid economic development and social change. The evidence will show that children from the poorest households are the most vulnerable in terms of equality of opportunity as well as outcomes. It will also show how gender-based differences evolve over the life course, highlighting trigger points. In addition, it will explore the impact of diverse school systems on inequalities in terms of access, quality and outcomes. The presentation will also draw on qualitative research to illustrate how these trends are experienced by children and young people, and how their aspirations change over time.

Ginny Morrow is senior research officer and deputy director of Young Lives at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on children’s work in developed and developing countries, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’. She has held research positions at the University of Cambridge (Centre for Family Research), London School of Economics (Gender Institute), Brunel University, and a teaching post at the Institute of Education, University of London, where she ran the MA Sociology of Childhood & Children’s Rights for seven years, and where she was Reader in Childhood Studies. She has been co-editor of Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research since 2006.

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Published Apr. 8, 2013 11:58 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:30 PM