Young Lives is a unique international study of childhood poverty based out of the University of Oxford that follows the changing lives of 12,000 children in four countries – Ethiopia, India (in Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam – over 15 years – a timeframe set by the UN to assess progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. Young Lives collects a wealth of information about the children’s material and social circumstances, as well as their views on their everyday lives, their hopes and aspirations, set against the environmental and social realities of their communities. To supplement our ongoing discussion on the importance of quality Pre-K education, we are providing an invaluable list of resources and publications from Young Lives on the topic of early education.
- Ways Forward for Early Learning in Ethiopia, Young Lives Policy Brief 20 by Kate Orkin, Workneh Abebe Yadete and Martin Woodhead
- Early Childhood Care and Education in Peru: Evidence from Young Lives, Young Lives Policy Brief 18 by Natalia Streuli
- Early Childhood and the Transition to Primary School: Choices and Inequalities in Andhra Pradesh, Young Lives Policy Brief 15, by Karen Brock
- Early Childhood Care and Education as a Strategy for Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Young Lives, Young Lives Policy Brief 9, by Helen Murray and Martin Woodhead
Click here to read the interview entitled, “The Case for Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education,” conducted in early March 2013 with Professor Martin Woodhead of the Young Lives Project and Open University and Equity for Children Director Alberto Minujin.