Douglas Scott

Quantitative Research Officer, Young Lives

Douglas joined the Young Lives Team as a Quantitative Research Officer in 2020. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham (UK) and an MSc in Economics for Development from the University of Oxford.

Prior to completing his PhD, Douglas worked for BRAC Uganda, on projects relating to vocational training and the transition of young people into work. He has also worked as a research analyst on a number of projects relating to poverty and vulnerability, both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.

His main research interests lie in development economics (risk, shocks and coping responses, early childhood development). His current research focusses on the impact of economic shocks on the physical and cognitive development of children in low-income countries.

In the media

Journal articles and special issues

Scott, Douglas (with M Favara, C Porter, A Hittmeyer, A Sanchez) (2022) 'The Evolution of Young People’s Mental Health during COVID-19: Evidence from four Low-and-Middle-Income-Countries', Public Health in Practice
Scott, Douglas (with C Porter, M Favara, R Freund, A Sanchez) (2022) 'Young Lives interrupted: Effects of Covid-19 and containment policies on adolescents in low- and middle-income countries', Journal of Dvelopment Studies
Scott, Douglas (with M Favara, G Crivello, C Porter, M Penny, E Revathi, A Sánchez, LD Thuc, T Woldehanna, A McKay) (2021) 'Cohort Profile Update: The Young Lives Study', International Journal of Epidemiology

Working papers

Scott, Douglas (with R Freund, M Favara, C Porter, A Sánchez) (2021) 'Unpacking the Post-lockdown Employment Recovery of Young Women in the Global South', IZA Discussion Paper No 14829
31 May, 2021
New article from Young Lives quantifies increase in domestic violence during lockdown in Peru
22 Aug, 2020
'Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world'. Marta Favara, Alan Sanchez, Catherine Porter and Douglas Scott write for the Conversation
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