In India we have followed the lives of 3000 children in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since 2001.  They are a pro-poor sample in two cohorts, a younger cohort born in 2001-02 and the older born in 1994 -5 and are now 21 and 29 years old respectively. 


Over the last 22 years of the study to date, Young Lives in India has conducted five rounds of quantitative and four rounds of qualitative surveys, two school surveys, and a five-phone call survey (2020 - 21). A further COVID-19-related phone survey interviewed 218 school principals across government and private secondary schools, to establish how educational institutes had responded to the needs of students while schools were shut due to the pandemic. 

Young Lives around the world

Young Lives India is part of an international study of childhood poverty following the changing lives of 12,000 children in Ethiopia, India (in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana), Peru and Vietnam over 20 years.

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Our groundbreaking, mixed methods longitudinal study allows us to investigate the impact of the children's early circumstances on their later outcomes across multiple areas: Education and Skills, Employment, Health and Well-being, Family Lives, Gender, and Intersecting Inequalities.