Blog: Why are some children able to ‘beat the odds’ stacked against them early in life?

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Nov 2017
09/11/2017

How is it that some children, despite growing up in the face of adversity, are able to fare well, and even thrive later in life? What helps children 'overcome the odds' even when the odds are stacked against them? In a blog, published by Young Lives (7 November 2017), Gina Crivello, Senior Research Officer at Young Lives, explores these questions and draws on the recent findings from children's experiences of school, work, marriage and parenthood - from two cohorts of children (aged 1 in 2002 and aged 1 in 1994).

Gina Crivello recently attended Putting children first: identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa and talked about Young Lives work:

 

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