XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference
"Urban migration of adolescent girls: Quantitative results from developing countries"
Mark Montgomery, Deborah Balk, and Susana Beatriz Adamo
The paper draws upon quantitative evidence to develop a portrait of developing-country adolescent girls and young women who migrate to cities and towns. The evidence comes in the form of a large number of well-standardized censuses and demographic surveys, supplemented with studies of individual countries and regions. Many types of evidence are needed to illuminate girls’ lives, but knowledge of the size of migration flows and their demographic composition is essential to understanding the scale of program resources required to reach girls in need, and to get a sense of where within a country those resources should be directed.
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