As children transition from childhood to adulthood
Over the past year, the Young Lives Ethiopia team have been looking at the transitions between childhood and adulthood and how these are affected by poverty.
The publications are based on the fifth wave of Young Lives qualitative research carried out in 2019 and funded by UNICEF Ethiopia. The eight working papers and corresponding policy briefs were funded jointly by FCDO and UNICEF Ethiopia. The research seeks to understand what shapes the lives of young people in Ethiopia as they move through childhood and adolescence to young adulthood.
A series of eight working papers (WP) and related policy briefs (PB) focus on:
- The transition from school to work
-WP190: The Unrealised Promise of Education: The Challenge of School to Work Transition in Ethiopia.
-PB36: What Work After School? Challenges of Labour Market Transitions in Ethiopia
- Education pathways
- WP192: Slow Progression: Educational Trajectories of Young Men and Women in Ethiopia
- PB38: “I have dropped out three times”: Why Young People in Ethiopia Often Repeat Years in School
- Young people’s work opportunities and constraints
- WP191: Jobs, Businesses and Cooperatives: Young Men and Women’s Transitions to Employment and Income Generation in Ethiopia
- PB37: "I want to work independently”: Challenges for Young People in Ethiopia Looking for Decent and Satisfying Work
- Youth experiences of divorce and separation
- WP193: When Things Fall Apart: Separation and Divorce Among Adolescents and Young Couples in Ethiopia
- PB39: Love Alone is Not Enough: The Challenges of Separation and Divorce Among Young Couples in Ethiopia
- Experiences of migration
- WP194: "A Stranger in All Places"; Patterns and Experiences of Children and Young People Moving From Their Home Communities in Ethiopia"
- PB40: "I Have a Plan to Go": Why Children and Young People in Ethiopia Move Away From Home
- Early parenting
-WP195: “Caring for a baby is a mother’s responsibility” Parenting and Health Service Experiences of Young Mothers and Fathers in Ethiopia
- PB41:“How could he help me?”: The gendered experiences of young parents in Ethiopia
- Fertility and childbearing
- WP196: Who Decides? Fertility and Childbearing Experiences of Young Married Couples in Ethiopia
- PB42: Neglected experiences: Fertility and childbearing among young people in Ethiopia
- Gender impacts on young people’s life trajectories (forthcoming)
Take a look at our short videos summarising our research findings and policy recommendations