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. This report from the Youth in India: Situation and Needs study describes the transition to adulthood experienced by young men and women in Rajasthan. In brief, the Youth Study has documented, for the first time, the multifaceted situation of youth in Rajasthan, emphasizing their heterogeneity, not only in terms of their situation but also with regard to their stated needs and preferred mechanisms to address these needs. Programs must recognize this heterogeneity and interventions and delivery mechanisms should be appropriately tailored to meet their needs. Evidence presented here provides not only a blueprint for the programming needs of youth in Rajasthan 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, Rajasthan," report. Mumbai: IIPS.
Youth in India: Situation and Needs Study