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 2006

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In our own hands: SWAA-Ghana champions the female condom, Kathleen Cravero, Michelle Skaer, Victoria Ebin, and Martha Brady

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Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health programme for urban slum dwellers in India, Population Council

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Invertir cuando hacerlo cuenta: Generando la evidencia base para politicas y programas para adolescentes muy jóvenes—Guía y juego de herramientas, Erica Chong, Kelly Hallman, and Martha Brady

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Investing When It Counts: Generating the Evidence Base for Policies and Programmes for Very Young Adolescents—Guide and Tool Kit, Erica Chong, Kelly Hallman, and Martha Brady

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Late marriage and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, John Bongaarts

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Living up to their name: Profamilia takes on gender-based violence, Claudia Garcia-Moreno and Rachel E. Goldberg

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Marriage and childbirth as factors in school exit: An analysis of DHS data from sub-Saharan Africa, Cynthia B. Lloyd and Barbara Mensch

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Marriage and motherhood: An exploratory study of the social and reproductive health status of married young women in Gujarat and West Bengal, F. Ram, Ranjana Sinha, S.K. Mohanty, Arup Das, Aruna Lakhani, Nicole Haberland, and K.G. Santhya

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Measuring women's work: A methodological exploration, Ray Langsten and Rania Salem

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Meeting the health and social needs of married girls in India: The First Time Parents Project's implementation and reach, Population Council

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Multiple disadvantages of Mayan females: The effects of gender, ethnicity, poverty, and residence on education in Guatemala, Kelly Hallman, Sara Peracca, Jennifer Catino, and Marta Julia Ruiz

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Policy lessons of the East Asian demographic transition, Geoffrey McNicoll

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Poverty, wealth inequality, and health among older adults in rural Cambodia, Zachary Zimmer

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Pregnancy-related school dropout and prior school performance in South Africa, Monica J. Grant and Kelly Hallman

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Providing new opportunities to adolescent girls in socially conservative settings: The Ishraq program in rural Upper Egypt, Martha Brady, Ragui Assaad, Barbara L. Ibrahim, Abeer Salem, Rania Salem, and Nadia Zibani

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Providing new opportunities to adolescent girls in socially conservative settings: The Ishraq program in rural Upper Egypt [Arabic], Martha Brady, Ragui Assaad, Barbara L. Ibrahim, Abeer Salem, Rania Salem, and Nadia Zibani

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Rural drinking water at supply and household levels: Quality and management, Bilqis A. Hoque, Kelly Hallman, Jason Levy, Howarth E. Bouis, Nahid Ali, Feroze Khan, Sufia Khanam, Mamun Kabir, Sanower Hossain, and Mohammad Shah Alam

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'She knew only when the garland was put around her neck': Findings from an exploratory study on early marriage in Rajasthan, Population Council

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She knew only when the garland was put around her neck': Findings from an exploratory study on early marriage in Rajasthan, K.G. Santhya, Nicole Haberland, and Ajay Kumar Singh

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Spending, saving and borrowing: Perceptions and experiences of girls in Gujarat, Shveta Kalyanwala and Jennefer Sebstad

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Spending, saving and borrowing: Perceptions and experiences of girls in Gujarat, Population Council

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Tap and Reposition Youth (TRY): prestar apoio social e oportunidades de microcrédito e de poupanças a mulheres jovens em áreas com uma prevalência de VIH elevada, Annabel Erulkar, Judith Bruce, Erica Chong, Aleke Dondo, Jennefer Sebstad, James K. Matheka, Arjmand Banu Khan, and Anne Gathuku

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Tap and Reposition Youth (TRY) Program: Providing social support, savings, and microcredit opportunities to adolescent girls at risk for HIV/AIDS in Kenya, Joan Hall, Aleke Dondo, and Jennefer Sebstad

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Tap and Reposition Youth (TRY): Providing social support, savings, and microcredit opportunities for young women in areas with high HIV prevalence, Annabel Erulkar, Judith Bruce, Erica Chong, Aleke Dondo, Jennefer Sebstad, James K. Matheka, Arjmand Banu Khan, and Anne Gathuku

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Tap and Reposition Youth (TRY): Providing social support, savings, and microcredit opportunities for young women in areas with high HIV prevalence, Annabel Erulkar, Judith Bruce, Aleke Dondo, Jennefer Sebstad, James K. Matheka, Arjmand Banu Khan, and Anne Gathuku

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The impact of immunization on the association between poverty and child survival: Evidence from Kassena-Nankana District of northern Ghana, Ayaga A. Bawah, James F. Phillips, Martin Adjuik, Maya Vaughan-Smith, Bruce MacLeod, and Fred N. Binka

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The implications of changing educational and family circumstances for children's grade progression in rural Pakistan: 1997-2004, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Cem Mete, and Monica J. Grant

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The political demography of the world system, 2000-2050, Paul Demeny and Geoffrey McNicoll

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Urban versus rural mortality among older adults in China, Zachary Zimmer, Toshiko Kaneda, and Laura Spess

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Youth in India: Situation and needs study, Population Council

Submissions from 2005

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Accelerating reproductive and child health program development: The Navrongo initiative in Ghana, James F. Phillips, Ayaga A. Bawah, and Fred N. Binka

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Active life expectancy and functional limitations among older Cambodians: Results from a 2004 survey, Zachary Zimmer

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Building assets for safe, productive lives: A report on a workshop on adolescent girls' livelihoods, Population Council

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Causas de bajos logros educacionales y transición temprana a la edad adulta en Guatemala, Kelly Hallman, Sara Peracca, Jennifer Catino, and Marta Julia Ruiz

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Child marriage briefing: Ethiopia, Population Council

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Child marriage briefing: Mali, Population Council

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Child marriage briefing: Mozambique, Population Council

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Child marriage briefing: Nigeria, Population Council

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Child marriage briefing: Zambia, Population Council

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Culture of silence: A brief on reproductive health of adolescents and youth in Pakistan, Munawar Sultana

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Discrimination starts at home: A brief on parents' aspirations for adolescents and youth in Pakistan, Minhaj ul Haque

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Education of adult children and mortality of their elderly parents in Taiwan, Zachary Zimmer, Linda G. Martin, Mary Beth Ofstedal, and Yi-Li Chuang

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Evaluation of a savings and micro-credit program for vulnerable young women in Nairobi, Annabel Erulkar and Erica Chong

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How many years of life could be saved if malaria were eliminated from a hyperendemic area of northern Ghana?, Ayaga A. Bawah and Fred N. Binka

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Kutibu majeraha, kutia matumaini: Ushirikiano wa watanzania dhidi ya fistula obstetrikia, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and Erica Chong

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Population and sustainability, Geoffrey McNicoll

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Poverty and children's schooling in urban and rural Senegal, Mark R. Montgomery and Paul C. Hewett

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Poverty and children's schooling in urban and rural Senegal [Arabic], Mark R. Montgomery and Paul C. Hewett

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Reciprocal effects of health and economic well-being among older adults in Taiwan and Beijing, Kristine R. Baker, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Zachary Zimmer, Zhe Tang, and Yi-Li Chuang

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The causes of stalling fertility transitions, John Bongaarts

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The changing context of sexual initiation in sub-Saharan Africa, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, and Ann K. Blanc

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The effect of community nurses and health volunteers on child mortality: The Navrongo Community Health and Family Planning Project, Brian Wells Pence, Philomena Nyarko, James F. Phillips, and Cornelius Debpuur

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The impact of childhood mortality on fertility in six rural thanas of Bangladesh, Mian Bazle Hossain, James F. Phillips, and Thomas K. LeGrand

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The poverty trap: Leveling the playing field for young people, Azeema Faizunnissa

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The quantum and tempo of life-cycle events, John Bongaarts and Griffith Feeney

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Trends in the timing of first marriage among men and women in the developing world, Barbara Mensch, Susheela Singh, and John B. Casterline

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Trends in the timing of first marriage among men and women in the developing world [Arabic], Barbara Mensch, Susheela Singh, and John B. Casterline

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Two worlds under the same roof: A brief on gender difference in transitions to adulthood, Munawar Sultana

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Voices of vulnerable and underserved adolescents in Guatemala: A summary of the qualitative study 'Understanding the lives of indigenous young people in Guatemala', Alejandra Colom, Marta Julia Ruiz, Jennifer Catino, Kelly Hallman, Sara Peracca, and Kristen M. Shellenberg

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Women's participation in disaster relief and recovery, Ayse Yonder, Sengul Akcar, and Prema Gopalan

Submissions from 2004

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Adolescent life in low income and slum areas of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar, Tekle-Ab Mekbib, Negussie Simie, and Tsehai Gulema

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A world apart: The disadvantage and social isolation of married adolescent girls, Nicole Haberland, Erica Chong, and Hillary J. Bracken

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Bridging the gap between evidence-based innovation and national health-sector reform in Ghana, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Ellie S. Feinglass, Rachel Tobey, Maya Vaughan-Smith, Frank K. Nyonator, Tanya C. Jones, and James F. Phillips

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Differentials in life expectancy and active life expectancy by socioeconomic status among older adults in Beijing, Toshiko Kaneda, Zachary Zimmer, and Zhe Tang

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Does dowry improve life for brides? A test of the bequest theory of dowry in rural Bangladesh, Luciana Suran, Sajeda Amin, Lopita Huq, and Kobita Chowdury

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Forced sexual relations among married young women in developing countries, Deepika Ganju, William Finger, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Vijaya Nidadavolu, K.G. Santhya, Iqbal Shah, Shyam Thapa, and Ina Warriner

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Gender differences in time use among adolescents in developing countries: Implications of rising school enrollment rates, Amanda Ritchie, Cynthia B. Lloyd, and Monica J. Grant

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Growing up in Pakistan: The separate experiences of males and females, Cynthia B. Lloyd and Monica J. Grant

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Guérir les blessures, faire naître l’espoir: Le partenariat tanzanien contre la fistule obstétricale, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and Erica Chong

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Healing wounds, instilling hope: The Tanzanian partnership against obstetric fistula, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid and Erica Chong

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Including married adolescents in adolescent reproductive health and HIV/AIDS policy, Judith Bruce and Shelley Clark

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Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health programme for urban slum dwellers in India, Mary Philip Sebastian, Monica J. Grant, and Barbara Mensch

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Ishraq: Safe spaces to learn, play and grow: Expansion of recreational sports program for adolescent rural girls in Egypt, Nadia Zibani

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Les implications du mariage précoce pour les politiques de VIH/SIDA, Judith Bruce and Shelley Clark

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Linking reproductive health to social power: Community health workers in Belize and Pakistan, Susana Galdos, Lucella Campbell, Patricia Mohammed, Debbie Rogow, Saumya RamaRao, Ali M. Mir, and Nicole Haberland

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Long-range trends in adult mortality: Models and projection methods, John Bongaarts

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Married adolescents: An overview, Nicole Haberland, Erica Chong, and Hillary J. Bracken

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Married adolescents: A review of programmes, Auralice Graft, Nicole Haberland, and Rachel E. Goldberg

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Moyens de subsistance des adolescentes. Questions primordiales et outils essentiels : Rapport d'un atelier, Carey Meyers

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Popular perceptions of emerging influences on mortality and longevity in Bangladesh and West Bengal, Sajeda Amin and Alaka Malwade Basu

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Population aging and the rising cost of public pensions, John Bongaarts

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Population aging and the rising cost of public pensions [Arabic], John Bongaarts

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Sexual coercion: Young men's experiences as victims and perpetrators, Deepika Ganju, William Finger, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Vijaya Nidadavolu, K.G. Santhya, Iqbal Shah, Shyam Thapa, and Ina Warriner

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Socioeconomic disadvantage and unsafe sexual behaviors among young women and men in South Africa, Kelly Hallman

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The adverse health and social outcomes of sexual coercion: Experiences of young women in developing countries, Deepika Ganju, William Finger, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, Vijaya Nidadavolu, K.G. Santhya, Iqbal Shah, Shyam Thapa, and Ina Warriner

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The effect of a livelihoods intervention in an urban slum in India: Do vocational counseling and training alter the attitudes and behavior of adolescent girls?, Barbara Mensch, Monica J. Grant, Mary Philip Sebastian, Paul C. Hewett, and Dale Huntington

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The experience of adolescence in rural Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Annabel Erulkar, Tekle-Ab Mekbib, Negussie Simie, and Tsehai Gulema

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The implications of early marriage for HIV/AIDS policy, Judith Bruce and Shelley Clark

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The roles, responsibilities, and realities of married adolescent males and adolescent fathers: A brief literature review, Gary Barker, Jorge Lyra, and Benedito Medrado

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Trends and transitions in children's coresidence with older adults in Beijing municipality, Zachary Zimmer, Xianghua Fang, Toshiko Kaneda, Zhe Tang, and Julia Kwong

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Urban poverty and health in developing countries: Household and neighborhood effects, Mark R. Montgomery and Paul C. Hewett

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Urban poverty and health in developing countries: Household and neighborhood effects [Arabic], Mark R. Montgomery and Paul C. Hewett

Submissions from 2003

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Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: Charting Directions for a Second Generation of Programming, Population Council

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Adolescents and Youth in Pakistan 2001-2002: A Nationally Representative Survey, Zeba Sathar, Minhaj ul Haque, Azeema Faizunnissa, Munawar Sultana, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Judith A. Diers, and Monica J. Grant

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Completing the fertility transition in the developing world: The role of educational differences and fertility preferences, John Bongaarts

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Completing the fertility transition in the developing world: The role of educational differences and fertility preferences [Arabic], John Bongaarts

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Condom use and abstinence among unmarried young people in Zimbabwe: Which strategy, whose agenda?, Ravai Marindo, Steve Pearson, and John B. Casterline

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Consistency in the reporting of sexual behavior among adolescent girls in Kenya: A comparison of interviewing methods, Paul C. Hewett, Barbara Mensch, and Annabel Erulkar

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Determinants of old-age mortality in Taiwan, Zachary Zimmer, Linda G. Martin, and Hui-Sheng Lin

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Estimating mean lifetime, John Bongaarts and Griffith Feeney