Young Lives Covid-19 Phone Survey of Adolescents in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam

Young Lives Covid-19 Phone Survey of Adolescents in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam

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Young Lives longitudinal survey began in 2001, with two cohorts, one born in 2000 (8,000 children) and one born in 1994 (4,000 children). Young Lives had planned to undertake a sixth round of quantitative fieldwork in 2020, now replaced with a Computer-Assisted-Telephone-Survey (CATI) comprising three phone calls. Call 1 (June-July 2020): Explain the phone survey this year and in-person gain consent for the main survey. Basic information collected: living arrangements; health of household members; labour and education effects of current emergency/lockdown; Covid-19 knowledge and behaviours. Call 2 (September-October 2020): Main survey based on a much-shortened version of the planned Round 6 survey, with a focus on labor market participation and skills, but new modules added on the impact of the pandemic on the household’s health and economic situation. Call 3 (November-December 2020): Will include a short list of questions from call 1&2 to collect some time-sensitive questions to better understand whether the respondent’s situation has changed in the meanwhile. The round 6 survey will take place in-person one year later than planned, in 2021 and assess medium-term impacts.

Respondent Population Characteristics

Adults, Children, Households, Farmers, Adolescents

Implementing Organization

University of Oxford, academic partners in the four study countries

Project Data Collection Mode

  • CATI (Computer-assisted telephone interviewing)

Researchers (*corresponding author)

Marta Favara*, Catherine PorterAlan Sanchez


Young Lives Oxford, Population Services International (PSI) EthiopiaGroup for the Analysis of Development (GRADE) Peru, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) India, Centre for Analysis and Forecasting (CAF) at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS)

Questionnaire File Type

Reader-friendly survey instrument

Questionnaire Language(s)


Questionnaire Stage

Data Collection in Progress

July 01, 2020