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Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

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November 2013 | 217 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries 

THE ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

July 2013, Volume 648

Fatima Juarez, Thomas LeGrand, Cynthia Lloyd, Susheela Singh and Véronique Hertrich

Currently, it is estimated that there are 1.1 billion young people aged 15–24 in the developing world, accounting for nearly one-fifth (18.6 percent) of the total population. During this time of life, young people experience enormous changes due to physical maturation, which is accompanied by cognitive, social/emotional, and interpersonal changes. It is a period when the influence of par­ents and families gradually diminishes and the influence of external factors, such as peers; the media; the educational environment; and, more generally, the eco­nomic, social, and cultural environments in which they live, are increasingly prominent.

The articles in this volume of The ANNALS can be classified by three themes: migration in the context of transitions to adulthood, including schooling, employment, and family formation; consequences of migration for health, reproductive outcomes, and childbear­ing; and migration strategies and consequences. All the articles presented here are innovative in their approach, and their findings advance our understand­ing of youths’ migration and transitions to adulthood in developing countries. These studies and their findings clearly attest to the enormous diversity of situations of youth migration, transitions to adulthood, and the con­texts in which they occur across developing countries. For some adolescents and young adults, migration brings with it very serious risks and often negative consequences, while for others it opens horizons and is associated with expanding opportunities in both the social and economic spheres.

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Introduction: Youth Migration and Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries; Fatima Juárez, Thomas LeGrand, Cynthia B. Lloyd, Susheela Singh, and Véronique Hertrich
Migration in the context of transitions to adulthood: Schooling, employment and family formation
Mexican Adolescent Migration to the United States and Transitions to Adulthood; René Zenteno, Silvia E. Giorguli and Edith Gutiérrez
Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi; Migration and the Transition to Adulthood in Contemporary Malawi
Social Exclusion and Young Rural-Urban Migrants Integration into a Host Society in China; Juhua Yang
Female Migrants and the Transition to Adulthood in Greater Jakarta; Ariane Utomo, Anna Reimondos, Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Peter McDonald, and Terence Hull
Transitioning from School to Work as a Mexican 1.5er: Upward Mobility and Glass-Ceiling Assimilation among College Students in California; Georgina Rojas-García
Consequences of migration for health, reproductive outcomes, and childbearing
Dimensions of Rural-to-Urban Migration and Premarital Pregnancy in Kenya; Hongwei Xu, Blessing U. Mberu, Rachel E. Goldberg, and Nancy Luke
Exploring Associations between Mobility and Sexual Experiences among Unmarried Young People: Evidence from India; Rajib Acharya, K.G. Santhya and Shireen J. Jejeebhoy
Migration as a Risk Factor for HIV Infection among Youths in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from the DHS; Monica A. Magadi
Migration strategies and consequences
Youth Mobility in an Isolated Sahelian Population of Mali; Claudine Sauvain-Dugerdil
Adolescent Migration in Rural Africa as a Challenge to Gender and Intergenerational relationships: Evidence from Mali; Véronique Hertrich and Marie Lesclingand
Unaccompanied Young Migrants from Africa: The Case of Mauritania; Fabienne Tanon and Abdoulaye Sow
Migration and Intergenerational Responsibilities: Implications for Young Senegalese Migrants’ Transition to Adulthood; Nathalie Mondain, Alioune Diagne, and Sara Randall

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