Session 164:
Transitions to Adulthood in Sub-Saharan Africa

Saturday, April 13
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Grand Ballroom B
5th Floor

Chair: Akinrinola Bankole, Guttmacher Institute
Discussant: Sarah Keogh, Guttmacher Institute

  1. What Are the Characteristics of Adolescents Who Are ‘Ready for Sex’?: Exploring the Sexual Self-Concepts of Urban Poor Youth in AccraAdriana A. Biney, University of Ghana; Philomena E. Nyarko, University of Ghana; Delali M. Badasu, University of Ghana

  2. Cognitive Skills, Schooling and Fertility Transition among Young Women in MadagascarCatalina Herrera, Cornell University; David E. Sahn, Cornell University and University of Auvergne

  3. Adverse Life Experiences and Delinquent Behavior among Youth Living in Nairobi’s Informal SettlementsCaroline Kabiru, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Donatien Beguy, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

  4. The Influence of Female Headship on Adolescent Transitions to Adulthood in Rural MalawiPearl Kyei, Population Council

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