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Study Report

Study Number: QG-503-001-1-1-India-Popcouncil-2006

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Youth in India: situation and needs, 2006-2008.  [machine-readable data file] / Jejeebhoy, Shireen  [principal investigator(s)] / The Population Council, Inc.  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 6/17/2011

Number of Files Received: 0

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Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 6/17/2011

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Abstract: Youth in India: situation and needs is a sub-national study to collect information on key transitions experienced by youth in India. It covers topics like education, work force participation, sexual activity, marriage, health and civic participation, the magnitude and patterns of young people's sexual and reproductive practices before, within and outside of marriage as well as related knowledge, decision-making and attitudes. A total of 174,037 households were enumerated and a total of 50,848 young people were interviewed from these households (13,912 married young women, 17,362 unmarried young women, 8,052 married young men and 11,522 unmarried young men). Surveys were conducted from 2006 to 2008 in six states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. These states were purposively selected to represent the different geographic and socio-cultural regions within the country. They together represent 39% of India's population. In addition to personal interviews, information about 982 rural communities across those six states was collected. Complete household roster, socio-demographic information about head of household, household economic status and asset ownership, recent marriages in the household were collected using a household questionnaire.

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