The construction of adolescence in a changing world: implications for sexuality, reproduction, and marriage

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From: Studies in Family Planning(Vol. 29, Issue 2)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Document Type: Article
Length: 14,362 words

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This article aims to show how the period now known as adolescence came into being and how it was shaped by international economic, institutional, and social influences. It considers premodern societies and argues that traditional culture has shaped contemporary adolescence even more than has global society. Explanations are offered for the enormous differences across the world in adolescent sexuality, reproduction, and marriage. The data are drawn mainly from research programs in Nigeria, Sri Lanka, India, and Bangladesh, and comparisons are made with other countries.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20948367