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Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries

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start: 
2003
end: 
2010
(2003-2010)
Chair 
Fatima Juarez (El Colegio de México)
Membership 
Véronique Hertrich (Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED))
Cynthia Lloyd (Population Council)
Susheela Singh (Guttmacher Institute)
Shireen Jejeebhoy (Independent Researcher)
Council Liaison 
Tom LeGrand (University of Montreal)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

Little is known about the motives and extent of adolescents' participation in the labour force. One important factor is family economic constraints. The numbers and proportions of working adolescents reflect important demographic shifts. In the last four decades, rural-urban migration has been dramatic across the world. For example, the rural young population has been "pushed" to the cities in hope of jobs and services. And the number of adolescents working is expected to increase in the decades ahead. The contributions of this Committee would be to document the different pathways through which young people move to adulthood. Country comparisons may help identify factors that may be pervasive and not readily recognised otherwise. It will investigate the adolescent life course and their expectations in the transition to adult related to their reproductive health, economic roles and parenthood. Finally, it will document and discuss services that may be used to enhance young people’s life.

Programme: 

International Seminar on Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8-10 December 2010

Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries, the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística (IBGE) and the Centre for Demographic Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) of El Colegio de México.

Seminar Report

International Seminar on Changing transitions to marriage: gender implications for the next generation
New Delhi, India, 10-12 September 2008

Organised by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries , the New Delhi office of the Population Council and the Centre for Demographic Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA) of El Colegio de México.

Seminar Report

International Seminar on Sexual and Reproductive Transitions of Adolescents in Developing Countries
Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 6-9 November 2006

Organised by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Adolescent Life Course in Developing Countries and the Centre for Demographic, Urban and Environmental Studies (CEDUA), El Colegio de México

Seminar Report

Publications

IUSSP Policy and Research Papers No. 20: Sexual and Reproductive Transitions of Adolescents in Developing Countries, Ruth Dixon-Mueller, IUSSP, 2007.

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