The Population Council’s Frontiers in Reproductive Health Program and Policy Research Division, in collaboration with CARE India, is conducting an operations research study of an intervention designed to improve the lives and prospects of young women in several urban slum areas of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. The project aims to take a preexisting reproductive health program for adolescents and test the feasibility and impact of adding four additional components to it: 1) counseling about savings formation and livelihoods, 2) training in vocational skills, 3) assistance in opening savings accounts, and 4) follow-up support. CARE India is managing the larger adolescent reproductive health project, called the Action for Slum Dwellers’ Reproductive Health, Allahabad (ASRHA). Previous project updates have reported on the design and implementation of the study’s intervention and how it is integrated within the CARE ASRHA Project. This report presents key findings from the study’s baseline survey.
Sebastian, Mary Philip, Dale Huntington, Wesley H. Clark, Barbara Mensch, and Bela Patel Uttekar. 2002. "Baseline survey results: Integrating adolescent livelihood activities within a reproductive health program for urban slum dwellers in India," FRONTIERS Update. New Delhi: Population Council.
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