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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

What Inequality Means for Children: Evidence from Young Lives

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Research reports & papers
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Martin Woodhead, Paul Dornan and Helen Murray
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Understanding how poverty and inequalities affect children is central to understanding the impact of the MDGs and development of the post-2015 agenda. This paper draws together research from across the Young Lives longitudinal study of child poverty to answer questions about how inequality shapes children’s development.

Our conclusions are wide-ranging – spanning education, health and nutrition, and psychosocial development. Overall, the evidence is clear – that children from the poorest households are most vulnerable and quickly fall behind their peers, in terms of equality of opportunity as well as outcomes. MORE