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 2009

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Niger 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Nigeria 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Pakistan 2006/07, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Philippines 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Senegal 2005, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Swaziland 2006/07, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Tanzania 2004, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Turkey 2003, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Uganda 2006, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Ukraine 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Vietnam 2002, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zambia 2002, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zambia 2007, Population Council

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The adolescent experience in-depth: Using data to identify and reach the most vulnerable young people—Zimbabwe 2005/06, Population Council

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The role of abortion in the last stage of fertility decline in Vietnam, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan and Sajeda Amin

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Toward FGM-free villages in Egypt: A mid-term evaluation and documentation of the FGM-free village project, Ghada Barsoum, Nadia Rifaat, Omaima El-Gibaly, Nihal Elwan, and Natalie Forcier

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Youth in India: Situation and Needs 2006-2007, Bihar, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Population Council

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Youth in India: Situation and Needs 2006-2007, Rajasthan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Population Council

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Youth in India: Situation and Needs 2006-2007, Tamil Nadu, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and Population Council

Submissions from 2008

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Early marriage and sexual and reproductive health risks: Experiences of young women and men in Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, India, K.G. Santhya, Shireen J. Jejeebhoy, and Saswata Ghosh

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Empowering married young women and improving their sexual and reproductive health: Effects of the First-time Parents Project, K.G. Santhya, Nicole Haberland, Arup Das, F. Ram, R.K. Sinha, Usha Ram, and S.K. Mohanty

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Fertility transitions in developing countries: Progress or stagnation?, John Bongaarts

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Has the HIV epidemic peaked?, John Bongaarts, Thomas Buettner, Gerhard Heilig, and Francois Pelletier

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Identifying sources of adolescent exclusion due to violence: Participatory mapping in South Africa, Nora Kenworthy, Kelly Hallman, and Judith A. Diers

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Marriage considerations in sending girls to school in Bangladesh: Some qualitative evidence, Sajeda Amin and Lopita Huq

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Multiple dimensions of urban well-being: Evidence from India, S. Chandrasekhar and Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay

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Reforming marriage practices in Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin

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Sexual behavior and STI/HIV status among adolescents in rural Malawi: An evaluation of the effect of interview mode on reporting, Barbara Mensch, Paul C. Hewett, Richard Gregory, and Stephane Helleringer

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Terms of marriage and time-use patterns of young wives: Evidence from rural Bangladesh, Sajeda Amin and Luciana Suran

Submissions from 2007

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Assessing the multiple disadvantages of Mayan girls: 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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Casamento infantil no contexto da epidemia do VIH, Judith Bruce

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Child marriage in the context of the HIV epidemic, Judith Bruce

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Educación sobre sexualidad y VIH: tiempo para un cambio de paradigma, Nicole Haberland and Deborah Rogow

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Éducation sexuelle et VIH : il est temps de changer de méthodologie, Nicole Haberland and Deborah Rogow

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Empowering young mothers in India: Results of the First-time Parents Project, K.G. Santhya and Nicole Haberland

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Ethnic differentials in parental health seeking for childhood illness in Vietnam, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan and James F. Phillips

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Evaluación de las múltiples desventajas de las niñas mayas: efectos del género, el origen étnico, la pobreza y el lugar de residencia sobre la educación en Guatemala, Kelly Hallman, Sara Peracca, Jennifer Catino, and Marta Julia Ruiz

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Girls' adolescence in Burkina Faso: A pivot point for social change, Martha Brady, Lydia Saloucou, and Erica Chong

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Girls left behind: Redirecting HIV interventions toward the most vulnerable, Judith Bruce

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Influencing girls’ lives: Acceptability and effectiveness of a livelihoods skill building intervention in Gujarat, Shveta Kalyanwala

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Jovens abandonadas: redireccionar as intervenções de VIH no sentido das mais vulneráveis, Judith Bruce

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Las niñas rezagadas: dirigir las intervenciones de VIH hacia las más vulnerables, Judith Bruce

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Le contexte de l’initiation sexuelle en évolution dans la région subsaharienne de l’Afrique, Barbara Mensch

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Les filles sont oubliées : rediriger les interventions en matière de VIH vers les plus vulnérables, Judith Bruce

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Obtaining more accurate and reliable information from adolescents regarding STI/HIV risk behaviors, Barbara Mensch and Paul C. Hewett

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Poverty and fertility: Evidence and agenda, Sajeda Amin, John B. Casterline, and Laura Spess

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Premarital sex and schooling transitions in four sub-Saharan African countries, Ann E. Biddlecom, Richard Gregory, Cynthia B. Lloyd, and Barbara Mensch

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

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Reducing the social exclusion of girls, Kelly Hallman and Eva Roca

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Reducir la exclusión social des las niñas, Kelly Hallman and Eva Roca

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Sexuality and HIV education: Time for a paradigm shift, Nicole Haberland and Deborah Rogow

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Support by migrants to their elderly parents in rural Cambodia and Thailand: A comparative study, Zachary Zimmer, Kim Korinek, John Knodel, and Napaporn Chayovan

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Teacher absence as a factor in gender inequalities in access to primary schooling in rural Pakistan, Sharon Ghuman and Cynthia B. Lloyd

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The changing context of sexual initiation in sub-Saharan Africa, Barbara Mensch

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The role of schools in promoting sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in developing countries, Cynthia B. Lloyd

Submissions from 2006

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How long will we live?, John Bongaarts

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Influencing girls' lives: Acceptability and effectiveness of a livelihoods skill building intervention in Gujarat, SEWA, SEWA Academy, Shveta Kalyanwala, Rajib Acharya, and Sunetra Deshpande

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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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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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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, 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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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): 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

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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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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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 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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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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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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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