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The Economic Participation of Adolescent Girls and Young Women : Why Does It Matter?

ACCESS TO EDUCATION ACCESS TO TRAINING ACQUISITION OF SKILLS ADOLESCENCE ADOLESCENT ADOLESCENT GIRLS ADOLESCENTS ADULT ROLES ADULTHOOD ADVISORY SERVICE AGE AT MARRIAGE BIRTHS BORROWING BULLETIN CARE PROVISION CARE SERVICES CATALYSTS CENSUSES CHILD CARE CHILD CARE SUBSIDIES CHILD DEVELOPMENT CHILD HEALTH CHILD MORTALITY CHILD SURVIVAL CHILDBEARING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT CONTRACEPTIVE USE CONTROL OVER RESOURCES CREDIT PROGRAM CREDIT PROGRAMS CULTURAL BARRIERS DECISION MAKING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT BANK DISCRIMINATION EARLY CHILDHOOD EARLY MARRIAGE EARNINGS ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATED WOMEN EDUCATION ECONOMICS EDUCATION FOR GIRLS EDUCATION OF GIRLS EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE EMPLOYERS EMPLOYMENT STATUS ENHANCING WOMEN ENROLLMENT ENTREPRENEURS EQUALITY IN EDUCATION EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES EXTENDED FAMILIES EXTREME POVERTY FAMILY FORMATION FAMILY PLANNING FAMILY STRUCTURE FEMALE EDUCATION FEMALE EMPLOYMENT FEMALE LABOR FEMALE LABOR FORCE FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION FERTILITY FERTILITY DECLINE FEWER CHILDREN FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FORMAL SCHOOLING FREEDOM OF CHOICE GENDER GENDER BARRIERS GENDER EQUALITY GENDER EQUALITY IN EDUCATION GENDER EQUALITY IN RIGHTS GENDER RELATIONS GENDER SEGREGATION GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT HOUSEHOLD POVERTY HOUSEHOLD TASKS HUMAN RESOURCES HUSBANDS IDS IMPACT ON CHILDREN INDIVIDUAL WELFARE INEQUALITY INFANT INHERITANCE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION INTERVENTIONS INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION JOB OPPORTUNITIES LABOR FORCE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION LABOR FORCE SURVEYS LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKETS LABOR SUPPLY LABOUR FORCE LABOUR ORGANIZATION LIFE SKILLS LIVING STANDARDS LOCAL AUTHORITIES LOWER FERTILITY MALE PARTNERS MATERNAL EMPLOYMENT MATERNITY LEAVES MICROCREDIT MORTALITY DECLINE MOTHER NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL NEW BUSINESSES NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUTRITION NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OCCUPATIONAL TRAINING OLD AGE PARITY PENSIONS PERSISTENT INEQUALITIES POLICY ENVIRONMENT POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH DIVISION POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POOR HOUSEHOLDS POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT POPULATION COUNCIL POPULATION STUDIES POVERTY REDUCTION PREGNANCY PRIMARY EDUCATION PRODUCTIVITY PROGRESS PUBLIC POLICY REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SAVINGS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SECONDARY EDUCATION SECONDARY SCHOOL SECONDARY SCHOOLING SELF-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SKILLS TRAINING SOCIAL NETWORKS SOCIAL NORMS SOCIAL SCIENCE START-UP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING PROGRAMS VOCATIONAL TRAINING VULNERABILITY WED WORKING CAPITAL YOUNG ADULTS YOUNG MARRIED GIRLS YOUNG MEN YOUNG PEOPLE YOUNG WOMEN YOUTH
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa | Liberia
2012-08-13T14:14:14Z | 2012-08-13T14:14:14Z | 2008-12

This note summarizes available research on the impact of schooling and employment of adolescent girls and young women on earnings and poverty reduction, demographic outcomes, child development outcomes, and female empowerment. It identifies key implications of this research for the formulation of public policy.

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