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Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People

Challenges and Prospects

Editors: Bharat, Shalini, Sethi, Geeta (Eds.)

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  • Brings together multidisciplinary research on India’s youth in 4 key thematic areas
  • Integrates extensive desk reviews with views of policy makers and programme implementers on issues of young Indians
  • Provides critical analysis of national policy and programmes on adolescents and youth in key thematic areas
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About this book

This volume fills a major gap in the evidence base on adolescents and youth in India by bringing together research, policy critiques and programme analyses in an intersectoral and multidisciplinary way.  With about 373 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 years, India has the largest number of young people of any country in the world. While this large cohort presents an excellent opportunity to reap a rich demographic dividend, their potential can be realised only with intelligent investments, which create well nourished, healthy, appropriately educated and skilled youth. 

This volume is based on desk reviews and is complemented by discussions with experts in 4 key thematic areas: nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and livelihoods, overall focusing on the health and wellbeing of the young in India. Each chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the current situation in a focal theme and identifies significant gaps in information/data and programmes. In addition, it explores the scenario of building capacity for undertaking research on, and with adolescents, through a qualitative needs assessment. 

This timely volume provides a thorough overview of related research, policy and programmes for a wide group of social and behavioural scientists and public health experts interested in India’s young people. 

About the authors

Professor Shalini Bharat is  Director of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India. She teaches in the Centre for Health and Social Sciences, School of Health Systems Studies at TISS Mumbai.

Ms. Geeta Sethi, served as Senior Coordinator, Centre of Excellence on Adolescents and Youth, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She has earlier served the UN system in various capacities.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Adolescents and Youth: Setting the Context

    Pages 1-14

    Sethi, Geeta (et al.)

  • Adolescent and Youth Nutrition in India

    Pages 15-50

    Shroff, Hemal (et al.)

  • Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India: Status and Needs

    Pages 51-83

    Duggal, Chetna (et al.)

  • Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India: Policies and Programmes

    Pages 85-120

    Duggal, Chetna (et al.)

  • What Do We Know About Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in India: A Synthesis of Literature

    Pages 121-156

    Sivakami, M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Prospects
Editors
  • Shalini Bharat
  • Geeta Sethi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-6593-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-6593-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-6592-8
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-6595-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 195
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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