This report is the result of a sub-national study undertaken by the International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and the Population Council, New Delhi, as part of a project to collect information on key transitions experienced by youth in India. The report focuses on findings from the survey conducted in Bihar. The four leading problems facing youth expressed by both young men and women were unemployment, poverty, lack of amenities, and lack of educational opportunities. The study alerts us to the many challenges confronting youth and their ability to make a successful transition to adulthood, and emphasizes the heterogeneity of youth, not only in terms of their situation but also with regard to their stated needs and preferred mechanisms to address these needs. Evidence presented here provides not only a blueprint for the programming needs of youth in Bihar but also a baseline by which to measure the impact of programs intended to address youth needs.
International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Population Council. 2009. "Youth in India: Situation and Needs 2006-2007, Bihar," report. Mumbai: IIPS.
Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study