Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
xvi, 318 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
pt. 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
pt. II. Dynamics of childhood poverty. 'Pro-poor' growth and children in developing countries: the case of Vietnam / Paul Glewwe
Evidence on early childhood development investment returns / Jere R. Behrman
Do economic shocks have a long-term effect on the height of 5-year-old children? Evidence from rural and urban Ethiopia / Tassew Woldehanna
pt. III. Children's experiences of poverty. Poverty and developmental potential / Patrice Engle
Poverty, child risk, and resilience in developing countries / Theodore 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
pt. 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 and language minorities in Peru / Santiego Cueto, Gabriela Guerrero, Juan León, Elisa Seguin, and Ismael 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.
"The Young Lives project is a long-term study of childhood poverty in developing countries. International experts follow two groups of children in poor communities in four countries as they grow into young adults with five rounds of surveys every three years, interspersed with on-going participatory research with a smaller number of the children, planned to cover a period of 15 years. This book represents the engagement of Young Lives with researchers and debates in the field, reflecting on the first two rounds of data coming from countries such as Vietnam, Ethiopia, Congo, India, Peru 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. The authors also look at the dynamics of childhood poverty - how and why some families move in and out of poverty as well as learning, children's time-use and life transitions - focusing on children's daily lives, their families and communities"-- Provided by publisher.