International Seminar on Interactions in the transitions to adulthood: education, family formation, work, citizenship

Call for Papers

International Seminar on Interactions in the transitions to adulthood: education, family formation, work, citizenship
Cape Coast, Ghana, 7-9 April 2014 
Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Young People’s Life Course in Developing Countries, in collaboration with University of Cape Coast.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2014

Adolescence and youth are life stages that are gaining in significance as the interval between childhood and the assumption of adult roles is ever lengthening and as unprecedented large cohorts reach adolescence in developing countries. As young people transit into adulthood while furthering their education, entering the labor market, forming families, conducting active citizenship, they set the stage for adult life and shape their entire future. Such transitions also define the future of their communities and countries. While it has been well recognized that adolescence and young adulthood are periods of key transitions in individuals’ lives, the interactions among these transitions remain largely unexplored, particularly in developing countries.   Although there has been extensive research focusing on specific transitions to adulthood over the last two decades, and even though some of these issues were already identified in the Plan of Action from the International Conference on Population and Development, there is a dearth of evidence examining how the interplay among these transitions shape adolescents and young adults’ future prospects.

The panel is particularly interested in advancing evidence on the interplay between the transitions to adulthood using methodologies that account for the timing and sequencing of events and studies that attempt to estimate causes and effects.

The panel welcomes studies that advance knowledge within the themes of the seminar (education, family formation, work, citizenship) by focusing on gaps identified in the literature (see call for papers).

For more detail, please read the full announcement for this seminar:
http://www.iussp.org/en/node/6836

The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Young People’s Life Course in Developing Countries invites researchers in the field to submit online by 15 January 2014 a short 200-word abstract AND upload an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full paper, which must be unpublished and not submitted for publication.

Submission should be made by the author who will attend the seminar.

Abstracts and papers may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. However, the working language of the meeting is English, and presentations must be made in English.

For further information, please contact Seminar Organizers Edith Pantelides (eap@cenep.org.ar) and Kofi Awusabo-Asare (awusabo_asare@yahoo.co.uk).

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