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Peru and Children and young people

  • Capital: Lima
  • Population: 29907003
  • Size: 1285220.0 Km2

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Children’s experiences of Juntos, a conditional cash transfer scheme in Peru
N. Streuli / Young Lives 2012
Even though it is widely recognised that children are the age group most affected by poverty, children’s own experiences of living in social and economic hardship are still not well incorporated into most poverty reduction strat...
Achievement gap between indigenous and non-indigenous children in Peru: an analysis of Young Lives survey data
I. Arteaga; P. Glewwe / Young Lives 2014
In Peru, indigenous children obtain lower scores on academic tests, on average, than non-indigenous children. In this study, we investigate whether a test score achievement gap is found by the age of 5 and whether this gap increases b...
Peru’s ProJoven Training Programme
M. Jaramillo / Evidence and Lessons from Latin America 2013
Peru’s ProJoven programme has successfully supported younger and more economically disadvantaged generations to gain the necessary qualifications to secure better quality jobs. Peru’s ProJoven is an archetypical...
Understanding childhood poverty as a multidimensional concept
P. Dornan; J. Boyden 2011
This paper discusses the methodology of Young Lives - a 15-year study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Vietnam and Peru, following the lives of 3,000 children in each country.  The Young Lives programme is interested in c...
Decisive strategies towards fair schooling are required in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam
H. Murray / Young Lives 2012
Millions of poor children and families are investing scarce resources in going to school, in the hope that it will lead to a better life. This paper looks at children’s unequal trajectories from early childhood through to the ti...
Is School Education Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Children: Factors Shaping Education Inequalities in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam
H. Murray / Young Lives 2012
School education is held up as an ‘escape route from poverty’. Millions of poor children and families are buying into this promise and often investing scarce resources in going to school, in the hope that it will lead to a b...
Change and Opportunity: The Transition from Primary to Secondary School in Rural and Urban Peru
P. Ames / Young Lives 2010
This paper reports the expectations, concerns and experiences of Peruvian children (aged 11-13 years) from four contrasting districts during their transition from primary to secondary school. Qualitative methods were used to elicit th...
Promoting Early Childhood Development through a Public Programme: Wawa Wasi in Peru
S. Cueto / Young Lives 2009
In 1993, the Peruvian government created the Wawa Wasi National Programme to promote the optimal development of children aged six to 48 months in impoverished areas.1 It is the largest programme of its kind in Peru but only a few stud...
Maternal Migration and Child Well-Being in Peru
J. Escobal / Young Lives 2009
Migration affects not only those who migrate, but may also have intergenerational effects on their children. Looking at those mothers with a history of internal migration who are part of the Young Lives project, and comparing them wit...
Early Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement in Pre-school Children in Peru
A. Sanchez / Young Lives 2009
The aim of this paper is to examine the link between early stunting and later cognitive achievement. It differs from nutrition–learning studies in other developing countries in that it focuses on pre-school children, and therefo...
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