A program of research titled, “Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh,” implemented by the Population Council, aimed to understand the factors that determine healthy transitions from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. The goal of UDAYA is to establish the levels, patterns, and trends in the situation of younger (10–14) and older (15–19) adolescents and assess factors that influence the quality of transitions they make. The specific objectives of UDAYA are: 1) to explore the situation of adolescents, with a focus on assessing the extent to which both younger and older adolescents have acquired a set of assets that can help them make a healthy, safe, and successful transition from adolescence to young adulthood in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; 2) to describe the extent to which the situation of adolescents has changed over time; and 3) to assess factors that determine the accumulation or loss of assets and the quality of transitions from adolescence to young adulthood. This report presents findings from Bihar.
Santhya, K.G., Rajib Acharya, Neelanjana Pandey, Santosh Kumar Singh, Shilpi Rampal, A.J. Francis Zavier, and Ashish Kumar Gupta. 2017. "Executive Summary—Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) in Bihar, India." New Delhi: Population Council.
Understanding the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults (UDAYA)