Human Development, Poverty and Children

Human development – beyond per capita income, through health and education, to enabling productive, creative and autonomous lives – has long been a core theme for the department and our present strength and reputation in this field is due mainly to two research groups: the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) and Young Lives.

ODID faculty have participated in design, methodology and research for the UNDP's flagship Human Development Report since its foundation in 1990. Building human capabilities necessarily starts with children, so the department also has a tradition of research collaboration with UNICEF.

Our research in this area draws on the pioneering work of Paul Streeten (QEH Director 1971–1978) and Frances Stewart (Director 1994–2004). Research on poverty and vulnerability is also carried out by the International Growth Centre (IGC).

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Breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty? Young people’s education and employment trajector...
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Broadening the global understanding of poverty
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From a global measure to South-South collaboration on poverty measurement
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Identity performance of street-based youth in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Patterns, determinants, and effects of internal migration among young adults in Ethiopia, India, P...
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Rethinking domestic and international finance for HIV
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The glocalization of wellbeing and sustainability: a biosocial educational prototype for Peru, Bra...
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Negotiating time use: an inter-generational mixed methods approach to household decision-making on...
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Influencing policy on early marriage in India
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Katherine Ford
Policy Officer, Young Lives
Maria Franco Gavonel
Research Student
Hayley Jones
Research Student
Usha Kanagaratnam
Research Officer, OPHI
Paul Kellner
Research Student
Bilal Malaeb
Research Officer, OPHI
Pierre Marion
Research Analyst, Young Lives
Rhiannon Moore
Education Research Officer, Young Lives
Ricardo Nogales Carvajal
Research Officer, OPHI

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31 Oct, 2017
Young Lives wins funding for comparative study of child marriage and parenthood in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Zambia
12 Oct, 2017
First Arab Multidimensional Poverty Report launched
09 Oct, 2017
New Young Lives paper explores children’s experiences of violence
29 Aug, 2017
Young Lives to launch 2016-17 school survey findings
24 Aug, 2017
Costa Rica launches world's first 'Business MPI'
10 Jul, 2017
New article by Padmini Iyer and Rhiannon Moore examines how Young Lives conceptualise, measure learning quality
21 Jun, 2017
Podcast of James Ferguson's Olof Palme Lecture now available
05 Jun, 2017
New OPHI research: half the world's poor are children
19 May, 2017
New OPHI article explores multidimensional poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
18 May, 2017
New article by former ODID DPhils examines place of technology in Capability Approach

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22 Nov, 2016
'Boys in Telangana, AP consume more nutritious food than girls'. Young Lives research features in Deccan Chronicle
12 Sep, 2016
'Ethiopia’s young men: Between hope and a hard place'. Young Lives research features in New Internationalist magazine
09 Sep, 2016
'Girls’ diverging pathways to marriage'. Read an essay by Gina Crivello on medium.com
24 May, 2016
The best books to challenge our assumptions about raising children. Jo Boyden interviewed by Five Books
16 Oct, 2014
'Can stunting be reversed? Yes, and Peru is showing us how'. Andreas Georgiadis writes for the Guardian
10 Jun, 2013
‘To be young and poor: the crisis of development’. Adil Hossain writes for The Guardian

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