World Development Report 2007 Development and the Next Generation

ISBN-10: 082136541X
ISBN-13: 9780821365410
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Publication date: 9/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

There has never been a better time to invest in young people in developing countries. Those aged 12-24 years number 1.2 billion and make up the largest youth cohort in history. They are, on average, more educated and healthier than generations before them

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Methodological Note
Abbreviations and Data Notes
Overview
Invest in young people-now
Investments during youth's five life transitions
Policies should focus not only on youth's opportunities but also their capabilities and second chances
Policies to broaden opportunities
Policies that enhance capabilities: Youth as decision makers
Policies to offer second chances
Moving forward
Why now, and how?
Youth, poverty reduction, and growth
Young people are critical to further progress with poverty reduction and growth
How the challenges confronting young people have changed
Do numbers matter? How demographic changes affect opportunities for youth
How prepared are youth for today's challenges? A glass half empty
What should policy makers focus on? The five transitions
Spotlight: Differing demographics
Opportunities, capabilities, second chances: A framework for policy
Broadening opportunities
Developing the capabilities of young people as decision-making agents
Offering second chances
Spotlight: A gender filter on the youth lens
Transitions
Learning for work and life
Educational preparation of youth for work and life is low
A solid foundation: Improving the readiness for postprimary education
Enhancing postprimary education opportunities
Better education choices by young people
Offering second chances
Spotlight: Vietnamese youth: Managing prosperity
Going to work
Youth challenges in the labor market
What makes youth vulnerable in the labor market?
Broadening labor market opportunities
Choosing to work and developing the skills to do so
Providing a springboard to reintegrate the most vulnerable
Spotlight: Do baby booms lead to employment busts? Not in OECD countries
Growing up healthy
Promoting the health of young people stimulates growth and reduces poverty and health care expenditures
Public intervention is needed to promote youth health
Strengthening young people's capability to practice healthy behavior
Enhancing opportunities to make healthy choices
What if prevention fails? Helping young people deal with the adverse consequences of poor health behavior or misfortune
Spotlight: Addressing disparities among Brazil's youth
Forming families
Preparing for family formation is good for growth and poverty reduction
Preparation for family formation is poor
Providing opportunities for youth to prepare for parenthood
Strengthening young people's decision-making capabilities to prepare for parenthood
Supporting those who become mothers at an early age
Exercising citizenship
Youth participation: Rising, declining, or both?
What youth citizenship means for adult citizenship and development
Opportunities for political participation and active citizenship
Acquiring an identity and a sense of belonging
Young people need legally recognized second chances
Spotlight: Rebuilding lives and institutions in Sierra Leone
Across transitions and next steps
Moving and communicating across borders
Youth and international migration
Youth and the global flow of information and ideas
Spotlight: What donors can do
Youth policy: Doing it and getting it right
Youth policy priorities vary by country context
Youth policy often fails young people
Getting it right-by developing a coherent framework and integrating it with national policy
Getting it right-by listening to young people
Getting it right-through monitoring and evaluation
Spotlight: It's up to you(th)-taking action for development
Bibliographical note
Endnotes
References
Selected indicators
Technical notes
Selected world development indicators
Data sources and methodology
Classification of economies and summary measures
Terminology and country coverage
Technical notes
Index

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