By Oxford Department of International Development, Michael Bourdillon, Jo Boyden
This ebook represents the engagement of younger Lives with researchers and debates within the box, reflecting at the first rounds of knowledge coming from nations comparable to Vietnam, Ethiopia, Congo, India, Peru and South Africa. issues contain the ethics of analysis, the long term motives and results of formative years poverty, and the resilience and optimism proven by way of young children and their households. The authors additionally examine the dynamics of adolescence poverty – how and why a few households stream out and in of poverty in addition to studying, kid's time-use and lifestyles transitions – targeting kid's day-by-day lives, their households and groups.
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A problem has sometimes arisen in translation, and particularly in the use of the term ‘project’ (see Olivier de Sardan 2005: 179). For example, a fieldworker in Vietnam noted: both at provincial and local levels, the term ‘project’ has become loaded with expectations for material and financial benefits, sometimes an instant remuneration. A research project without direct material benefits like Young Lives requires significant efforts to 32 Virginia Morrow explain itself against the grain. [We were warned] about this aspect quite early before the field research started.
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The central team takes guidance from its own researchers as well as from a range of bodies outside the project, including academic bodies, international NGOs, and national and local bodies governing ethics. Ideally the lessons learned can be reported back to such bodies, and this can help research governance bodies to understand the possibilities of local adaptation based on specific conditions and cultures. Notes 1. The author would like to thank the children and families and communities; fieldworkers for faithfully recording their observations; Young Lives staff in the study countries for their invaluable experiences and insights from fieldwork; and Maggie Black, Caitlin Porter, and Young Lives staff in Oxford, who all provided many helpful comments.