The Population Council’s Poverty, Gender, and Youth program seeks to understand and address the disparities in opportunity that arise during adolescence, the critical requirements for reaching a successful, productive adulthood, the causes and consequences of gender inequality, and the social dimensions of poverty in developing countries.

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Submissions from 2021

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Adolescent girls’ and young women’s economic empowerment programs: Emerging insights from a review of reviews, Nicole Haberland, Thomas de Hoop, Sapna Desai, Sarah Engebretsen, and Thoai Ngo

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Delivering on the promise of gender equity in India: Lessons from the UDAYA Study, Nidhi Khurana

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Early effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on children in rural Bangladesh, Momoe Makino, Abu S. Shonchoy, and Zaki Wahhaj

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Endline Results Brief: What works to improve outcomes for Kenya's adolescent girls?, Population Council

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Factors associated with depression among young female migrants and commercial sex workers in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar and Girmay Medhin

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Factors determining paid and unpaid work in young adults: Evidence from a cohort study in Bihar, India, Ishita Pal, Balhasan Ali, Preeti Dhillon, and Neelanjana Pandey

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Female labour force participation and dowries in Pakistan, Momoe Makino

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Gendered economic, social and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation policies in Kenya: Evidence from a prospective cohort survey in Nairobi informal settlements, Jessie Pinchoff, Karen Austrian, Nandita Rajshekhar, Timothy Abuya, Beth Kangwana, Rhoune Ochako, James B. Tidwell, Daniel Mwanga, Eva Muluve, Faith Mbushi, Mercy Nzioki, and Thoai Ngo

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Girls' Education Roadmap: 2021 Report Summary, Stephanie Psaki, Nicole Haberland, Meredith L. Kozak, and Lauren Woyczynski

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Le Guide des normes minimales pour des espaces sûrs : la conception, la mise en oeuvre, et le suivi, l’évaluation et l’apprentissage, Population Council

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Mobility patterns during COVID-19 travel restrictions in Nairobi urban informal settlements: Who is leaving home and why, Jessie Pinchoff, Cara Kraus-Perrotta, Karen Austrian, James B. Tidwell, Timothy Abuya, Daniel Mwanga, Beth Kangwana, Rhoune Ochako, Eva Muluve, Faith Mbushi, Mercy Nzioki, and Thoai Ngo

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Positioning community-based girl group programs for success: Lessons learned from the Population Council's technical assistance partnership with UNFPA-Mozambique's Rapariga Biz, Miriam Temin, Arune Estavela, Craig Heck, Natalie Jackson, and Joana Mendes

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Reducing the prevalence of child domestic servitude in Addis Ababa: Stakeholder and expert scoping study, The Freedom Fund and Population Council

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Remember the fundamentals as we build back better in girls’ education, Stephanie Psaki and Karen Austrian

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Sajeda Amin: Women's empowerment in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin

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Supporting Native American girls during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lisa Polen, Kelly Hallman, Stephanie Martinez, and Kassel Franco Garibay

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Tackling the U.S. Coronavirus Data Catastrophe: Recommendations for the Biden-Harris COVID-19 response national strategy, Thoai Ngo, Charlotte Brasseux, Saleh Abbas, and Mingqi Song

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The Adolescent Girls Initiative-Kenya—Executive Summary: Two-year follow up results, Population Council

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Tracking COVID-19 data reporting and analysis in the United States: Findings from December, August, and May 2020, Charlotte Brasseux, Saleh Abbas, Mingqi Song, and Thoai Ngo

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Uniting for adolescents in covid-19 and beyond, Helen Clark, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, Jorge Alcocer, Errol Alden, et al., and Annabel Erulkar

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Use of effective lids reduces presence of mosquito larvae in household water storage containers in urban and peri-urban Zika risk areas of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, Jessie Pinchoff, Martha Silva, Kathryn Spielman, and Paul Hutchinson

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Voice without choice? Investigating adolescent girls’ agency in marital decision-making in Niger, Grace Saul, Aissa Diarra, Andrea J. Melnikas, and Sajeda Amin

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What shapes gender attitudes among adolescent girls and boys? Evidence from the UDAYA Longitudinal Study in India, Sangram Kishor Patel, K.G. Santhya, and Nicole Haberland

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Working with women's groups to improve nutrition in India, Kalyani Raghunathan and Sapna Desai

Submissions from 2020

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Abortion knowledge and experiences among young women and men in Accra, Ghana, Sarah T. Reiger, Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Thoai Ngo, Gillian Eva, Leonard Gobah, Kelly Blanchard, Sruthi Chandrasekaran, and Kate Grindlay

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Abriendo Futuros: A program for rural indigenous girls in Yucatan, Mexico, Fabiola Romero, Ludivine Cicolella, Silvana Larrea, A. Fallone, and Isabel Vieitez Martínez

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Adapting the Asset Exercise for humanitarian contexts, Women's Refugee Commission and Population Council

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Adolescent Girls Initiative–Kenya: Endline evaluation report, Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Beth Kangwana, Nicole Maddox, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Benta Abuya, Valsa Shah, and John A. Maluccio

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Adolescent girls’ migration and its impact on early marriage: Qualitative findings in Mali, Sarah Engebretsen, Mouhamadou Gueye, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sékou Fofana, Bourama Fané, and Sajeda Amin

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Are more people adopting COVID-19 prevention measures?, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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A review of disasters in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh region in India, Sangram Kishor Patel, Ankit Nanda, Govind Singh, and Sunita Patel

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A spatial population downscaling model for integrated human-environment analysis in the United States, Hamidreza Zoraghein and Brian C. O'Neill

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Assessment of an adolescent-girl-focused nutritional educational intervention within a girls’ empowerment programme: A cluster randomised evaluation in Zambia, Paul C. Hewett, Amanda L. Willig, Jean Digitale, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, and Karen Austrian

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A vulnerability index for the management of and response to the COVID-19 epidemic in India: An ecological study, Rajib Acharya and Akash Porwal

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Awareness of and receiving social protection measures during COVID-19 lockdown in Bihar, India, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs, Population Council

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Needs—Responses from the first round of data collection among adolescent girls in five districts, Population Council

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Bangladesh: COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices & Needs—Responses from three rounds of data collection among adolescent girls in districts with high rates of child marriage, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Bridging health gaps with inclusive urbanization, Jessie Pinchoff and Thoai Ngo

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Building Assets for Humanitarian Settings, Women's Refugee Commission and Population Council

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Can adolescent girls' safe space clubs effectively run solar-powered mobile phone charging stations in rural Sierra Leone?, Nadia Assad and Sarah Blake

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Characteristics of brokers in relation to the migration of girls and young women in Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar

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Child marriage practices among the Rohingya in Bangladesh, Andrea J. Melnikas, Sigma Ainul, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, and Sajeda Amin

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Close to home: Evidence on the impact of community-based girl groups, Miriam Temin and Craig Heck

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Conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas relacionadas a la pandemia del COVID-19 en comunidades indígenas de Yucatán y Chiapas, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, Fabiola Romero, and Ludivine Cicolella

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COVID-19: Demography, economics, migration and the way forward, Landis MacKellar

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh: Concept note, Sajeda Amin

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India: Study description, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala: Study description, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes and practices in rural indigenous communities in Mexico, Isabel Vieitez Martínez, Silvana Larrea, Fabiola Romero, and Ludivine Cicolella

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COVID-19 times: Study protocol for rapid assessment of the situation of women and children in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Creative Assets and Program Content Guide: To Build Social and Emotional Learning and Promote Trauma Mitigation and Healing, Adolescent Girl and Creativity Network

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Critical needs during Covid-19 lockdown: Job, food, cash, medicines—Who needs what?, Population Council Institute

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescent girls in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin, Ubaidur Rob, Masuma Billah, Sigma Ainul, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Surojit Kundu, Iqbal Ehsan, Eashita Haque, Md. Saddam Hossain, and Mehnaz Manzur

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among adolescents and young people in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India, Rajib Acharya, Mukta Gundi, Thoai Ngo, Neelanjana Pandey, Sangram Kishor Patel, Jessie Pinchoff, Shilpi Rampal, Niranjan Saggurti, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, and A.J. Francis Zavier

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among decisionmakers of indigenous municipalities in Guatemala, Angel del Valle, Hannah Briggs, Benjamin Chang, Aiken Chew, Brian Medina, Gabriela Muñoz, Thoai Ngo, Elizabeth Vásquez, Corinne White, and Ramón Zamora

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Dataset: COVID-19-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, and Corinne White

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Dataset—Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home versus in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: Rapid review of community engagement and social mobilization strategies for COVID-19 response, Sarah Blake and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset—The health, economic, and social effect of COVID-19 and its response on gender and sex: A literature review, Hannah Briggs and Thoai Ngo

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Dataset: Tracking COVID-19 data reporting and analysis in the United States, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, Mingqi Song, and Saleh Abbas

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Demand for and access to family planning services among young married women during COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Demographic, nutritional, social and environmental predictors of learning skills and depression in 20,000 Indian adolescents: Findings from the UDAYA survey, Samuel Scott, Anjali Pant, Phuong Hong Nguyen, Sachin Shinde, and Purnima Menon

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Designing and evaluating scalable child marriage prevention programs in Burkina Faso and Tanzania: A quasi-experiment and costing study, Annabel Erulkar, Girmay Medhin, Eva Weissman, Gisele Kaboré, and Julien Ouedraogo

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Does schooling protect sexual health? The association between three measures of education and STIs among adolescents in Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine A. Kelly, Satvika Chalasani, and Paul C. Hewett

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Domestic work, sexual abuse, and exploitation in Tanzania, James K. Matheka, Elizabeth Shayo, and Annabel Erulkar

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Editorial to the special issue on environment and population dynamics in South Asia, Sangram Kishor Patel

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Education and sexually transmitted infections among Malawian adolescents / Niveau d'instruction et infections sexuellement transmissibles chez les adolescent(e)s au Malawi, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, and Erica Soler-Hampejsek

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Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of medical abortion at home versus in the clinic: A systematic review and meta-analysis in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Effectiveness, safety, and acceptability of medical abortion at home vs. in the clinic: An updated systematic review in response to COVID-19, Katherine Gambir, Camille Garnsey, Kelly Ann Necastro, and Thoai Ngo

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Effect of exposure to PM10 on child health: Evidence based on a large-scale survey from 184 cities in India, Bidhubhusan Mahapatra, Monika Walia, Wiliam Robert Avis, and Niranjan Saggurti

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Effects of COVID-19 on livelihood, employment, and financial resources, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Effects of COVID-19 on nutrition in Bihar, UNICEF and Population Council Institute

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Encuesta de conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas del COVID-19: Informantes clave en 10 municipios con población indígena de Guatemala, Population Council

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Evidence review: Promoting adolescent girls' health and well-being in low-resource settings in the era of COVID-19, Sarah Blake, Miriam Temin, and Adolescent Girls Investment Plan (AGIP) Evidence Subcommittee

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Examining the relationship between physical and sexual violence and psychosocial health in young people living with HIV in rural South Africa, Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Danielle Giovenco, Rhian Twine, F. Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Kathleen Kahn, Nicole Haberland, and Audrey Pettifor

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Experiences among adults and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic from four locations across Kenya—Study description, Timothy Abuya, Karen Austrian, Adan Isaac, Beth Kangwana, Faith Mbushi, Eva Muluve, Daniel Mwanga, Thoai Ngo, Mercy Nzioki, Rhoune Ochako, Jessie Pinchoff, Ben Tidwell, John Wanyungu, and Corinne White

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Exploring the overlap: Women Now’s feminist humanitarian support and the Community of Practice, Judith Bruce and Aisha Dennis

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Gender specific differences in COVID-19 knowledge, behavior and health effects among adolescents and young adults in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, India, Jessie Pinchoff, K.G. Santhya, Corinne White, Shilpi Rampal, Rajib Acharya, and Thoai Ngo

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Girl Empower—A gender transformative mentoring and cash transfer intervention to promote adolescent wellbeing: Impact findings from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Liberia, Berk Ozler, Kelly Hallman, Marie-France Guimond, Elizabeth A. Kelvin, Marian Rogers, and Esther Karnley

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Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017, Spencer L. James, Chris D. Castle, Zachary V. Dingels, Jack T. Fox, Erin B. Hamilton, Zichen Liu, Nicholas L.S. Roberts, Dillon O. Sylte, Nathaniel J. Henry, Kate E. LeGrand, More than 300 other international researchers, and Sangram Kishor Patel

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Guatemala: conocimientos, actitudes y prácticas frente a la COVID-19—Perspectivas de 144 informantes clave en 10 municipios con mayoría de población indígena. Resultados de la segunda ronda de recolección de datos, 21–26 julio de 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities, Population Council

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Guatemala: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Perspectives from 144 key informants in 10 indigenous municipalities. Results from the second round of data collection, July 21–26, 2020, Population Council

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Guatemala indigenous municipalities: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices, Population Council

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How are key demographic indicators related to COVID-19 reported in the United States: A data review protocol—Study description, Charlotte Brasseux, Thoai Ngo, and Mingqi Song

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Ideal age at first birth and associated factors among young adults in greater New York City: Findings from the social position and family formation study, Andrea J. Melnikas and Diana Romero

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Improving Evidence on Women's Groups: A proposed typology and reporting checklist, Sapna Desai, Thomas de Hoop, Leigh Anderson, Bidisha Barooah, Tabitha Mulyampiti, Ekwaro Obuku, Audrey Prost, and Howard White

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Incidence of treatment for postabortion complications in India, 2015, Susheela Singh, Rubina Hussain, Chander Shekhar, Rajib Acharya, Melissa Stillman, and Ann M. Moore

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In-person research during COVID-19: Considerations and a call to action, Corinne White, Thoai Ngo, and Paul C. Hewett

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Intra-grade variability in educational and psychosocial competencies of school going adolescent girls, in the coastal region of Kenya: Implications for school based interventions, Beth Kangwana, Eunice N. Muthengi, and Karen Austrian

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Program brief, Population Council

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Keeping girls in schools to reduce child marriage in rural Bangladesh—Research Brief and Baseline Highlights, Sigma Ainul, Md. Noorunnabi Talukder, Md. Irfan Hossain, Forhana Rahman Noor, Iqbal Ehsan, Sajeda Amin, and Ubaidur Rob

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes and practices—Preliminary findings, Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, practices and needs—Responses from second round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 Perceptions, Prevention Practices, and Impact—Responses from third round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: COVID-19 perceptions, stigma and impact—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kenya: Gender effects of COVID-19—Responses from fourth round of data collection in five Nairobi informal settlements (Kibera, Huruma, Kariobangi, Dandora, and Mathare), Population Council

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Kilifi, Kenya: Adult COVID-19 perceptions, prevention practices and impact—Responses from the first round of adult data collection in Kilifi, Kenya, Population Council