The Ethiopian Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has long considered attention to the lives of Ethiopian adolescents as a priority intervention area for research and programs in the country. This study conducted with the Population Council gives critical insight into the lives of adolescent girls and boys in the low income and slum areas of Addis Ababa. Research and programs for young people tend to homogenize the adolescent population into one genderless mass, with little regard to age or social context. Greater segmentation of the adolescent population is needed in the design and content of programs, as well as greater attention to the specific circumstances of young people in local settings, especially vulnerable, hard-to-reach sub-groups of adolescents.
Erulkar, Annabel, Tekle-Ab Mekbib, Negussie Simie, and Tsehai Gulema. 2004. "Adolescent life in low income and slum areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia." Accra: Population Council.
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