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- DocumentInstitute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2016India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms.DocumentWorld Vision, 2016Whilst weak and unequal economic growth can also lead to child labour through its impact on poverty and labour markets, this report seeks to address the issue from a new angle: showing that eliminating child labour can in itself contribute to economic growth.Document
The interplay between community, household and child level influences on trajectories to early marriage in EthiopiaYoung Lives, 2016Child marriage is a global concern and a priority issue for the African Union; the Ethiopian government has devised a strategy to eliminate the practice by 2025.Document
Parental background and child human capital development throughout childhood and adolescence: evidence from four low- and middle-income countriesYoung Lives, 2017Although there are a vast number of empirical studies documenting a strong positive link between parental socio-economic status (SES) and child outcomes, we do not know whether these associations remain robust when other parental background dimensions are controlled.DocumentOrganisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2017Malaysia has followed a comparatively equitable development path, largely eliminating absolute poverty and greatly reduced ethnic inequality. Income and wealth inequality have gradually declined since the mid-1970s.Document
How effective are CCTs in low income settings? A review exploring factors impacting on programme outcomes in Honduras and NicaraguaRAND Corporation, 2012Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programmes have been evaluated extensively and show by and large an increase of consumption amongst beneficiaries resulting in sometimes substantial reductions in poverty. Nonetheless important questions remain outstanding.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2015Is Kenya on track to follow an electrification strategy that is green and pro-poor? What are the main challenges to following this path? The two questions guiding this study are particularly relevant in a country with exceptional renewable energy resources, but where 80 per cent of the population lacks access to electricity and 50 per cent lives in poverty.DocumentUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 2016Numerous studies have explored urban growth and the emergence of the megapolitan phenomenon through increasing growth in the number of cities with over 10 million inhabitants. Similarly, the processes of climate change are also the subject of study from various perspectives as part of more operational approaches or research.Document
Averting ‘New Variant Famine’ in Southern Africa: building food-secure rural livelihoods with AIDS-affected young peopleDepartment for International Development, UK, 2009Southern Africa is experiencing the world’s highest HIV prevalence rates alongside recurrent food crises. This has prompted scholars to hypothesise a 'New Variant Famine' in which inability to access food is driven by the effects of AIDS. In line with this, it has been suggested that the impacts of AIDS on young people today is likely to diminish their prospects of food security in adult life.