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 2007

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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

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

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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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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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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

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Evidence-based development of health and family planning programs in Bangladesh and Ghana, James F. Phillips, Tanya C. Jones, Frank K. Nyonator, and Shruti Ravikumar

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How indicators of socioeconomic status relate to physical functioning of older adults in three Asian societies, Zachary Zimmer, Napaporn Chayovan, Hui-Sheng Lin, and Josefina N. Natividad

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Marriage in transition: Evidence on age, education, and assets from six developing countries, Agnes R. Quisumbing and Kelly Hallman

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Marriage in transition: Evidence on age, education, and assets from six developing countries [Arabic], Agnes R. Quisumbing and Kelly Hallman

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« Mon père pensait autrement » : des garçons nigérians réfléchissent à l'égalité entre les sexes, Françoise Girard

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My father didn't think this way': Nigerian boys contemplate gender equality, Françoise Girard

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Population and development: An introductory view, Geoffrey McNicoll

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Population and development: An introductory view [Arabic], Geoffrey McNicoll

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Population policy: A concise summary, Paul Demeny

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Primary schooling in sub-Saharan Africa: Recent trends and current challenges, Cynthia B. Lloyd and Paul C. Hewett

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The feasibility of computer-assisted survey interviewing in Africa: Experience from two rural districts in Kenya, Paul C. Hewett, Annabel Erulkar, and Barbara Mensch

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The Ghana Community-based Health Planning and Services Initiative: Fostering evidence-based organizational change and development in a resource-constrained setting, Frank K. Nyonator, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, James F. Phillips, Tanya C. Jones, and Robert A. Miller

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The living arrangements of older adults in sub-Saharan Africa in a time of HIV/AIDS, Zachary Zimmer and Julia Dayton

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Wage work and marriage: Perspectives of Egyptian working women, Sajeda Amin and Nagah Hassan Al Bassusi