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Handbook of Adolescent Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Jennifer E. Lansford and Prerna Banati


Of 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 90% live in low- and middle-income countries. These adolescents not only face many challenges but also represent a resource to be cultivated through educational opportunities and vocational training to move them toward economic independence, through initiatives to improve reproductive health, and through positive interpersonal relationships to help them avoid risky behaviors and make positive decisions about their futures. This volume tackles the challenges and promise of adolescence by presenting cutting-edge research on adolescent social, emotio ... More

Keywords: adolescents, development, low- and middle-income countries, policy, research

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190847128
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190847128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer E. Lansford, editor
Research Professor, Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University

Prerna Banati, editor
Associate Director, Innocenti Research Center, UNICEF, Florence

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1 Introduction: Adolescence in a Global Context

Prerna Banati and Jennifer E. Lansford

Section 1 Domains of Adolescent Development

2 Health and Well-Being in Adolescence

Susan M. Sawyer and George C. Patton

3 Neurocognitive Development During Adolescence

Nikki C. Lee, Miriam Hollarek, and Lydia Krabbendam

4 Studying Positive Youth Development in Different Nations

Richard M. Lerner, Jacqueline V. Lerner, G. John Geldhof, Steinunn Gestsdóttir, Pamela Ebstyne King, Alistair T. R. Sim, Milena Batanova, Jonathan M. Tirrell, and Elizabeth Dowling

Section 2 Social Relationships

6 Parent–Adolescent Relationships in Global Perspective

Marc H. Bornstein and Diane L. Putnick

7 Peer Relationships

Doran C. French and Hoi Shan Cheung

8 The Contribution of Nonfamily Adults to Adolescent Well-Being

Peter C. Scales and Eugene C. Roehlkepartain

Section 3 Risks and Opportunities

9 How to End Child Marriage Around the World

Lakshmi Sundaram, Ellen Travers, and Matilda Branson

10 Adolescents and Armed Conflict

Theresa S. Betancourt, Stephanie Zuilkowski, Emily Coles, Katharine Collet, and Musu Jambai

13 Poverty, Risk, and Resilience

Silvia H. Koller, Juliana Prates Santana, and Marcela Raffaelli

14 Parent-Based Models of Adolescent Substance Use

Andrea M. Hussong and Ruth K. Smith

Section 4 Interventions and Policies

18 Teens in Public Spaces and Natural Landscapes

Sara Brunelle, Mariana Brussoni, Susan Herrington, M. Kyle Matsuba, and Michael W. Pratt

19 HIV Prevention Among Adolescents

Audrey Pettifor and Hamsa Subramaniam

Section 5 Empowerment of Adolescents

20 Adolescent Development and Capacity Building

Esther F. Akinsola and Anne C. Petersen

21 Gender Equity and the SDGs

Elizabeth Dettori and Geeta Rao Gupta

23 Conclusions

Jennifer E. Lansford and Prerna Banati

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