Growing Up in Poverty

Findings from Young Lives

  • Michael Bourdillon
  • Jo Boyden

Part of the Palgrave Studies on Children and Development book series (PSCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Child Poverty and the Centrality of Schooling

    1. Michael Bourdillon, Jo Boyden
      Pages 1-19
  3. Poverty and the Lives of Growing Children

  4. How does Schooling Help the Poor?

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About this book


This book presents the latest evidence from Young Lives, a unique international study of children and poverty. It shows how the persistence of inequality amid general economic growth is leaving some extremely poor children behind, despite the promises of the Millennium Development Goals.


Child poverty Education Gender Children's work Inequality Development child poverty childhood children development education learning poverty social change

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Bourdillon
    • 1
  • Jo Boyden
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ZimbabweZimbabwe
  2. 2.Young Lives, Department of International DevelopmentUniversity of OxfordUK

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