STUDY AREAS

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYABILITY AND ECONOMIC INCLUSION

Explore adolescents' journey from school to the workplace

Adolescents share their aspirations, educational experience, the quality of their education, employment-seeking practices, economic activities....and more

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AGENCY, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP

Understand adolescents’ family life, peer networks and citizenship

This study assesses adolescents’ aspirations, agency, and gender role attitudes

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ENTRY INTO MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD

Read about adolescents' vulnerability to early marriage and early motherhood

UDAYA describes adolescents' involvement in marital decision making and their exposure to risks associated with early marriage and early childbearing

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VIOLENCE IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES

Examine the violent ecosystem that adolescents are growing up in

UDAYA examines the exposure of adolescents to violence in public and private spaces

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYABILITY AND ECONOMIC INCLUSION

Our research highlights the need to invest in learning outcomes

Moving beyond mapping access to education, the UDAYA study provides qualitative insights into why higher enrolments doesn’t necessarily mean better life prospects for adolescents.

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MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

New technologies can offer innovative possibilities to help reach adolescents

Does the development sector have the tools to use the potential of new technologies to reach hitherto under-invested beneficiaries?

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AGENCY, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP

Inculcating democratic values starts early with informed and empowered adolescents

The study highlights the striking lack of agency amongst adolescents in rural and urban india and the crippling gender divide in matters of public life.

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HEALTH AND NUTRITION

A thorough understanding of the gaps in adolescents’ health and nutrition is essential for effective policy design

The UDAYA study presents a comprehensive picture of adolescent health, with data on nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse and other risks affecting adolescents in India.

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MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

Experience how adolescents' world, are being reshaped every day by media and technology

UDAYA probes adolescents' experience with mass media, social media and their use of mobile phones.

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HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Gain insight into adolescents’ health and nutrition status as they transition into adulthood

UDAYA collects data on nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, substance abuse and other risks affecting adolescents in India

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PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Discover who adolescents' confidantes are and their sources for learning social behaviors

The study collects evidence on adolescents' experience with their parents as they learn to navigate young adulthood and gain independence, and how they engage with role models

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ENTITLEMENTS

Know about uptake of government welfare schemes by adolescents

UDAYA presents knowledge and utilization of welfare schemes and services developed by the government and ease of access to their entitlements

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ENTRY into MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD

Delaying marriage and motherhood promote significant gains for the community

The UDAYA study takes a closer look at the vicious circle of disempowerment that characterizes early marriage and motherhood in India.

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VIOLENCE in PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SPACES

Majority of adolescents in India are exposed to violence at home

Adolescents’ lives in India are characterized by violence in public and private spaces. Our research looks into the impact it has on their development.

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PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT

Parents of adolescents need education and guidance too

The study finds that while better parental involvement helps empower adolescents, there remains a long way to go.

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ENTITLEMENTS

Awareness of entitlements is very limited amongst adolescents

Our research found that adolescents and their gatekeepers were largely unaware of various government schemes and entitlements.

KNOW UDAYA

Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh (UDAYA) is one-of-a-kind, comprehensive research on adolescents in India that establishes the levels, patterns and trends in the situation of younger (10-14) and older (15-19) adolescents.

The Population Council is conducting UDAYA, with financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

The Population Council conducts research and delivers solutions to improve lives around the world. It confronts critical health and development issues—from stopping the spread of HIV and expanding contraceptive choices to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. Several million women around the world are currently using highly effective contraceptive methods based on technology developed by the Population Council. Programs developed and tested by the Council focus on improving access to quality reproductive, maternal and child health services, safe abortions and HIV prevention, treatment and care, as well as better transitions for young people to healthy adulthood.

In India, the Population Council has pioneered research, conducted process and impact evaluations, and implemented programs since the 1960s. The Council’s multidisciplinary team of public health and social science experts is a trusted partner of development organizations, private foundations, and bilateral and multilateral agencies, including the Government of India. Big Ideas supported by Evidence drives the Council’s mission globally—to make the world a better place today and for generations to come.

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