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As a follow up to a think piece on Tackling Structural and Social Issues to Reduce Inequalities in Children's Outcomes in Low- to Middle-income Countries (2013), authored by a team led by Sir Michael Marmot, this work will provide lessons for the application of a social and structural determinants framework to improve adolescent well-being outcomes.

This work seeks to develop a nuanced understanding of the policy processes aimed at improving a selected set of high-impact adolescent outcomes, including barriers and challenges to an integrated approach and through this analysis, and building on existing frameworks, develop a unified structural determinants framework that can be operationalised in countries. This work then seeks to apply the refined framework described in part to scale up improvements in child marriage outcomes in two countries.

As a follow up to a think piece on Tackling Structural and Social Issues to Reduce Inequalities in Children's Outcomes in Low- to Middle-income Countries (2013), authored by a team led by Sir Michael Marmot, this work will provide lessons for the application of a social and structural determinants framework to improve adolescent well-being outcomes.

This work seeks to develop a nuanced understanding of the policy processes aimed at improving a selected set of high-impact adolescent outcomes, including barriers and challenges to an integrated approach and through this analysis, and building on existing frameworks, develop a unified structural determinants framework that can be operationalised in countries. This work then seeks to apply the refined framework described in part to scale up improvements in child marriage outcomes in two countries.

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Tackling inequities in children’s outcomes matters both from a moral perspective, and because of persuasive social and economic arguments. Reducing inequity in children’s outcomes requires tackling structural and social issues.

 

Michael Marmot; Ruth Bell; Angela Donkin
This paper describes the outcomes of an expert consultation on the Structural Determinants of Child Wellbeing. The participants discussed the underlying causes of child well-being and aimed to develop an initial framework for considering the impact of structural factors on children’s lives.

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Prerna Banati


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UNICEF HQ - GRACE


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Are we failing adolescent girls?