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Monday, December 6 / 14:00 - 15:30 UTC

Session 25
Challenges Facing the Young in India

Chair: Sanghmitra S. Acharya, Jawaharlal Nehru University

1. Shaping Girls’ Aspirations: Evidence from IndiaPrerna Kumar, International Center for Research On Women (ICRW); B. Amenla Nuken, International Center for Research on Women; Nitin Datta, International Center for Research on Women; Aditi Vyas, International Center for Research on Women.

2. Magnitude and risk factors of violence against adolescents: Evidence from UDAYA study in Bihar and Uttar PradeshJayanta Bora, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS); Nandita Saikia, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

3. Do depressive symptoms have an association with the nutrition outcome of Indian adolescents?Preeti Dhillon, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS); Mohd Usman; Mohammad Hifzur Rahman, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai; Sayeed Unisa, international Institute for Population Sciences.

4. Gender and rural-urban differences in hypertension among youths in India: Insights from NFHS-4Ritu Rani, Doctoral Fellow, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS); Ajit Kannaujiya, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS); Ankit Sikarwar, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS).

5. Qualitative examination of the role and influence of mothers-in-law on young married couples’ family planning in rural Maharashtra, India.Anvita Dixit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa; Mohan Ghule, National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) (ICMR); Namratha Rao, Center on Gender Equity and Health, UC San Diego; Battala Madhusudana, Population Council, India; Shahina Begum, RD Gardi Medical College; Nicole Johns, Center on Gender Equity and Health, UC San Diego; Niranjan Saggurti, Population Council; Jay Silverman, University of California, San Diego; Sarah Averbach, Center on Gender Equity and Health, UC San Diego; Anita Raj, University of California, San Diego.

6. The puzzle of rising education, delayed marriage and the persistence of dowry in India: The role of changing characteristics and numbers of ‘eligible’ grooms in the marriage marketAlaka Basu, Cornell University; Sneha Kumar, Cornell University.

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