The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries:: Selected Studies

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National Academies Press, Dec 8, 2005 - Social Science - 506 pages
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Serving as a companion to Growing Up Global, this book from the National Research Council explores how the transition to adulthood is changing in developing countries in light of globalization and what the implications of these changes might be for those responsible for designing youth policies and programs. Presenting a detailed series of studies, this volume both complements its precursor and makes for a useful contribution in its own right. It should be of significant interest to scholars, leaders of civil society, and those charged with designing youth policies and programs.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Changing Contexts in Which Youth Are Transitioning to Adulthood in Developing Countries Converging Toward Developed Economies?
13
Small Families and Large Cohorts The Impact of the Demographic Transition on Schooling in Brazil
56
Progress Toward Education for All Trends and Current Challenges for subSaharan Africa
84
Trends in the Timing of First Marriage Among Men and Women in the Developing World
118
Marriage Patterns in Rural India Influence of Sociocultural Context
172
Marriage in Transition Evidence on Age Education and Assets from Six Developing Countries
200
Adolescent Transitions to Adulthood in ReformEra China
270
Growing Up in Pakistan The Separate Experiences of Males and Females
320
Multilevel Modeling of Influences on Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries with Special Reference to Cameroon
367
Assessing the Economic Returns to Investing in Youth in Developing Countries
424
Appendix
491
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