Findings and Data

Data

We have just completed the fourth round of our household and child survey (in March 2014) and are currently working on cleaning and analysis of the data. Preliminary findings from Round 4 in India are now available.  A final round of data collection will take place in 2016 when the Younger Cohort children will be aged 15 to 16 years old.

Young Lives study

  YL Cohort Study resized

Young Lives is following the lives of children in two age-groups: a Younger Cohort of 2,000 children who were aged between 6 and 18 months when Round 1 of the survey was carried out in 2002, and an Older Cohort of 1,000 children then aged between 7.5 and 8.5 years. The survey was carried out again in late 2006 and in 2009 (when the younger children were about 8 – the same age as the Older Cohort when the research started in 2002).

The sample

The children were sampled in geographic clusters, which were selected through a semi-purposive approach. Within each cluster, children were randomly selected.

The sample size of the Younger Cohort  (2,000 children) was considered an appropriate number given the duration and scope of the study. It was also considered to be sufficiently large for statistical analysis in general, allowing for the detection of moderate-sized differences between sub-groups of children. The Older Cohort sample  was selected for comparison and to help us with developing questionnaires and survey instruments.

The attrition rate to date has been low compared to other longitudinal studies: 2.6% for the Younger Cohort and 4.3% for the Older Cohort between Round 1 and Round 4.

 India sample resized

Further details  on Young Lives Survey Design and Sampling are available in the most recent  fact sheet from Round 4.

Round 4  Preliminary Findings

The fourth round of Young Lives household and child data was collected between July 2013 and February 2014 with the Younger Cohort children now aged between 11 and 12 years old and the Older Cohort aged between 18 and 19 years old. Some fact sheets with preliminary findings from Round 4 on Education and Learning; Health and Nutrition; and  Youth and Development and can be found here.

Country reports and key findings summaries

Young Lives Survey Design and Sampling in India, Preliminary Findings from the 2013 Young Lives Survey (Round 4), September 2014 (PDF file 202 KB).

Young Lives Education and Learning, Preliminary Findings from the 2013 Young Lives Survey (Round 4): United Andhra Pradesh, September 2014 (PDF file 133 KB).

Young Lives Nutrition and Health, Preliminary Findings from the 2013 Young Lives Survey (Round 4): United Andhra Pradesh, September 2014 (PDF file 130 KB).

Young Lives Youth and Development, Preliminary Findings from the 2013 Young Lives Survey (Round 4): United Andhra Pradesh, September 2014 (PDF file 132 KB).

Galab, S., S. Vijay Kumar, P. Prudvikhar Reddy, Renu Singh and Uma Vennam (2011) The Impact of Growth on Childhood Poverty in Andhra Pradesh: Initial Findings from India, Young Lives Round 3 Survey Report, Oxford: Young Lives (PDF file 2.4 MB).

Young Lives Round 2 Survey Report, Initial Findings: Andhra Pradesh, India, September 2008 (PDF file 369 KB).

Young Lives Preliminary Country Report: Andhra Pradesh, India, September 2003 (PDF file 1.89 MB).

The Impact of Growth on Childhood Poverty in Andhra Pradesh: Young Lives Round 3 Survey Executive Summary - India, Oxford: Young Lives, September 2011 (PDF file 416 KB).

Round 2 Initial Key Findings summary for India, September 2008 (PDF file 102 KB).

More Young Lives publications from India can be found here. For a full list of all Young Lives publications, including cross-cutting themes and cross-country studies, go to our international website.

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