Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA), implemented by Population Council from 2015 to 2020, provides crucial insights into the quality of adolescents’ transitions to adulthood in India.
UDAYA study is part of the Population Council’s efforts to advance girls’ education through the generation and use of evidence at global, national, and sub-national levels UDAYA has also partnered with civil society organizations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to foster data use in advocacy efforts around girls’ education.
UDAYA uses cross-sectional surveys, panel surveys and qualitative methods to arrive at a comprehensive picture of young people’s lives, their situation and needs.Read More
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 moreRead More
AGENCY, COMMUNITY AND CITIZENSHIP
Understand adolescents’ family life, peer networks and citizenship
This study assesses adolescents’ aspirations, agency, and gender role attitudesRead More
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 childbearingRead More
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 spacesRead More
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.Read More
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 IndiaRead More
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 modelsRead More
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 entitlementsRead More
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.Read more
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