The Institute in collaboration with the Population Council, New Delhi had successfully completed a pioneering research to document young people’s transition to adulthood in six states of India, namely Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Bihar. The specific objectives of the study are:
Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used covering behaviors and experiences of young people on a number of issues; ranging from schooling, marriage and sexual behavior. Gender role attitudes and relations with parents were also be studied. The MacArthur and Packard Foundations provided the funding for this project.
The key indicators of the study are being prepared in a fact sheet for the respective states. The fact sheets for all six states have been printed and disseminated. Some of the findings have been widely disseminated in various newspapers and television programs.
The report for all the six states of India, namely, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan were printed and disseminated at the respective state capitals. A separate dissemination was also done for media in each of the state. On average 150 persons including programmers, policy makers, researcher in government and non-government sectors, NGOs, health officials etc. participated in each of the state level seminar. A national report was prepared and available for researcher.
National report is available at Youth in India: Situation and Needs
Unit data are available in CD for researchers and can be obtained on sending the data request form. For state level reports write to director[at]iips[dot]net