Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in by Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, Division

By Institute of Medicine, National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Committee on Population, Panel on Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries, Cynthia B. Lloyd

The transition to maturity is a severe degree in human improvement in which youth go away early life at the back of, and tackle new roles and tasks. spotting the necessity to research extra approximately this significant interval of lifestyles, the nationwide study Council and the Institute of drugs convened a panel of specialists to envision how the transition to maturity is altering in constructing international locations in gentle of globalization and what the consequences of those alterations can be for these liable for designing early life rules and programmes. in line with the panel's findings, vital adjustments in younger people's lives are below means. In a lot of the constructing international early life is a degree of existence that's gaining in value. adolescents now have extra time than ever earlier than to obtain the data and abilities essential to turn into potent individuals in judgements approximately their futures. however, the ebook highlights the continual hazards for younger women relative to younger males, and the designated wishes of the terrible. adolescence residing in sub-Saharan Africa also are pointed out to be of precise crisis.

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Although no claim can be made that this is an exhaustive listing of the attributes of successful transition to adulthood, it does capture what the panel views as essential components of that process. What can be claimed is that the essential components listed can serve as a guide for the interpretation of a conceptual framework (presented in the next chapter) as well as for the design and targeting of societal interventions to maximize the attainability of those attributes. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html 2 Conceptual Framework INTRODUCTION The largest cohort of young people living in developing countries ever is currently coming of age in a rapidly changing world. Simultaneous changes in technology, economics, culture, politics, demographics, the environment, and education are creating greater connectivity among countries, communities, and individuals. These changes have lowered the importance of geographic distance between different places.

Although there is plentiful evidence that early childbearing is correlated with various negative outcomes, rigorous research confirming a causal role for age at birth in producing these outcomes does not exist. Major global changes, such as increasing school enrollment during late adolescence, rising rates of labor force participation among young women, and rising HIV/ AIDS prevalence among young women in Africa, are likely to have important implications for the transition to parenthood, but little is known about the implications of these trends for first parenthood.

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