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Adolescent Participation in Research: Innovation, rationale and next steps
Undertaking youth-led participatory action research is an increasingly popular approach to advancing adolescent engagement and empowerment. This research ...

Cash Transfers Improve the Mental Health and Well-being of Youth: Evidence from the Kenyan Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children
Approximately half of all mental health disorders begin by age 14, and three-quarters by age 24. Among adolescents, depression is one of the leading contributors ...

Data and Indicators to Measure Adolescent Health, Social Development and Well-being
This brief focuses on quantitative data and indicators to measure adolescent health, social development and well-being. It covers: the principles of good ...

Decentralization and Policies for the Protection of Children and Adolescents in Brazil
Brazil has made concrete its commitment to the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the creation of a number of State Programmes ...

Does Keeping Adolescent Girls in School Protect against Sexual Violence? Quasi-experimental Evidence from East and Southern Africa
Sexual violence against women and girls is widespread globally. In their lifetime, one in three women will experience intimate partner physical or sexual ...

Early-life Exposure to Income Inequality and Adolescent Health and Well-being: Evidence from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study
Social inequalities in children’s health and well-being relate to their socioeconomic position (SEP) in society. A large body of empirical evidence shows ...

Factors Associated with Good and Harsh Parenting of Pre-Adolescents and Adolescents in Southern Africa
This working paper presents findings from the analyses of two different observational studies of caregiver-pre-adolescent and caregiver-adolescent dyads. ...

Falling Behind: Socio-demographic profiles of educationally disadvantaged youth. Evidence from PISA 2000-2012
Drawing on the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 to 2012 data, this paper examines the risk factors of low achievement, ...

Gender Socialization during Adolescence in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Conceptualization, influences and outcomes
This paper sets out to provide a conceptual understanding of the gender socialization process during adolescence, its influences and outcomes, and practical ...

I giovani nelle società in trasformazione - Sintesi
'I giovani nelle società in trasformazione' analizza le esperienze della 'generazione della transizione', i 68 milioni di giovani tra i 15 e i 24 anni ...

Global Kids Online Research Synthesis, 2015-2016
The international community has recognized the importance of internet access for development, economic growth and the realization of civil rights and ...

How to Measure Enabling and Supportive Systems for Adolescent Health
Enabling and protective systems for adolescents are the family, peers and the education and legal systems. In addition to research that focuses on individual ...

Inclusion with Protection: Obtaining informed consent when conducting research with adolescents
Written primarily for UNICEF staff, funders of research, policy-makers, ethics committee members and researchers, this brief intends to provide principles ...

Initial Research Findings on Adolescent Well-being from the Office of Research – Innocenti
This research programme aims to advance global understanding of social and structural determinants of adolescent well-being. The multi-donor research ...

Innocenti Adolescence Research Digest 1
The Adolescence Research Digest is a new quarterly publication by UNICEF’s Office of Research-Innocenti. This synthesizes the latest research evidence, ...

Innocenti Adolescence Research Digest 2
This quarterly digest syntheses the latest research findings in adolescent well-being over the previous three months. In this issue of the Adolescence ...

Innocenti Adolescence Research Digest 3
This quarterly digest synthesizes the latest research findings in adolescent well-being over the previous three months. Key themes in this latest edition ...

Innocenti Adolescence Research Digest 4
This quarterly digest synthesizes the latest research findings in adolescent well-being over the previous three months. Key themes in this latest edition ...

Innocenti Research Digest: Adolescence
This quarterly digest synthesizes the latest research findings in adolescent well-being over the last three months. This edition includes compelling research, ...

A League Table of Teenage Births in Rich Nations
The third Innocenti Report Card presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey so far of teenage birth rates in the industrialized world. And it ...

Measuring Adolescent Well-being: National Adolescent Assessment Cards (NAACs)
Advocacy and action for adolescents have been hampered by the lack of a concrete results framework that can be used to describe the state of the world’s ...

Methodologies to Capture the Multidimensional Effects of Economic Strengthening Interventions
The economic status of households can and does affect the health and well-being of adolescents. To address the intersection between economic deprivations ...

Parenting, Family Care and Adolescence in East and Southern Africa: An evidence-focused literature review
Based on an evidence-focused literature review, this paper examines existing knowledge on raising adolescents in east and southern African countries, ...

Recueil Innocenti de Recherches sur l'Adolescence
Ce bulletin trimestriel présente une synthèse des résultats des recherches les plus récentes menées au cours des trois derniers mois dans le domaine ...

Research with Disadvantaged, Vulnerable and/or Marginalized Adolescents
Disadvantaged, vulnerable and/or marginalized adolescents (DVMAs) are individuals aged 10–19, who are excluded from social, economic and/or educational ...

Resumen Innocenti de Investigación sobre la Adolescencia
Este boletín trimestral resume los hallazgos más relevantes de la investigación sobre el bienestar de los adolescentes durante los tres últimos meses. ...

Sustainable Development Goal 1.2: Multidimensional child poverty in the European Union
The new universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for “reducing at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living ...

Young People in Changing Societies
This seventh Regional Monitoring Report focuses on the experiences of young people during the transition. It examines the advantages and the obstacles ...

Young People in Changing Societies (Russian Version)
The Report focuses on the experiences of young people during the transition. It examines the advantages and the obstacles youth encounter as they grow ...

Young People in Changing Societies - Summary
Young People in Changing Societies focuses on the experiences of the ‘transition generation’ - the 65 million young people aged 15-24 in Central and Eastern ...

Young People in Changing Societies - Summary (Russian version)
Young People in Changing Societies focuses on the experiences of the ‘transition generation’ - the 65 million young people aged 15-24 in Central and Eastern ...