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Author Bharat, Shalini.

Title Health and Wellbeing of India's Young People [electronic resource] : Challenges and Prospects.

Published Singapore : Springer, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (206 p.)
Series Springer Social Sciences 2019 English+International
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; About the Editors and Contributors; Editors; Contributors; Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; Chapter 1: Adolescents and Youth: Setting the Context; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Adolescence: The Phase of Growth and Transition; 1.3 Youth: The Phase of Intimacy and Identity; 1.4 The Need to Focus on Adolescents and Youth in India; 1.4.1 Demographic Significance; 1.4.2 Demographic Dividend; 1.4.3 Domain of Health and Fitness; 1.4.4 Diversity and Heterogeneity; 1.5 Adolescence and Young Adults: The Present Scenario and the Gaps
1.5.1 Rural-Urban Gap1.5.2 Education/Training Gap; 1.5.3 Gender Gap; 1.6 Investing in Young People; 1.6.1 Benefits of Investing in Young People; 1.6.2 The Importance of Laws and Policies; References; Chapter 2: Adolescent and Youth Nutrition in India; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Prevalence; 2.2.1 The Prevalence of Underweight Among Adolescents and Youth in India; 2.2.2 Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adolescents and Youth; 2.2.3 Prevalence of Micronutrient Deficiencies; Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD); Iron Deficiency; Zinc Deficiency Vitamin D and Calcium Deficiency2.2.4 Prevalence of Multiple Micronutrient Deficiencies; 2.2.5 Prevalence of Physical Activity; 2.2.6 Gaps in Research and Data; 2.3 Government Policies and Programmes; 2.3.1 National Nutrition Policy; 2.3.2 The Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS); 2.3.3 Midday Meal (MDM) Scheme; 2.3.4 Public Distribution System; 2.3.5 Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK): National Adolescent Health Programme; 2.4 Programmes to Address Micronutrient Deficiencies; 2.4.1 Iron Deficiency/Anaemia; 2.4.2 Iodine Deficiency; 2.4.3 Other Micronutrients
2.4.4 Gaps in Research and Data2.5 Vulnerable Adolescents and Youth; 2.6 Factors Affecting Food Intake; 2.7 Knowledge, Awareness and Media Influences; 2.8 Recommendations; 2.8.1 Policy Level; 2.8.2 Programmatic; 2.8.3 Community and Media-based approaches; References; Chapter 3: Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India: Status and Needs; 3.1 The Indian Context; 3.2 Methods; 3.3 Status of Adolescent and Youth Mental Health in India; 3.3.1 National-Level Data on Prevalence of Psychological Disorders Among Adolescents in India; 3.3.2 Review of Epidemiological Studies Sampling Across the Studies3.3.2.2 Age of Respondents; Data Collection Procedures; Prevalence of Different Psychological Disorders; Gender and Prevalence of Psychological Disorders; Prevalence of Psychological Disorders Across Urban and Rural Settings; Role of Socio-economic Factors in Prevalence of Psychological Disorders; Mental Health of School-Going Adolescents; 3.3.3 Risk and Protective Factors; 3.3.4 Cross-Cutting Issues: Treatment Gap, Stigma and Discrimination, Social Vulnerabilities
Notes 3.4 Recommendations for Future Course of Action
Summary This volume fills a major gap in the evidence base on adolescents and youth in India by bringing together research, policy critiques and programme analyses in an intersectoral and multidisciplinary way. With about 373 million persons between the ages of 10 and 24 years, India has the largest number of young people of any country in the world. While this large cohort presents an excellent opportunity to reap a rich demographic dividend, their potential can be realised only with intelligent investments, which create well nourished, healthy, appropriately educated and skilled youth. This volume is based on desk reviews and is complemented by discussions with experts in 4 key thematic areas: nutrition, sexual and reproductive health, mental health and livelihoods, overall focusing on the health and wellbeing of the young in India. Each chapter provides a comprehensive picture of the current situation in a focal theme and identifies significant gaps in information/data and programmes. In addition, it explores the scenario of building capacity for undertaking research on, and with adolescents, through a qualitative needs assessment. This timely volume provides a thorough overview of related research, policy and programmes for a wide group of social and behavioural scientists and public health experts interested in Indias young people.
Other author Sethi, Geeta.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Teenagers -- Mental health -- India.
Teenagers -- Medical care.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789811365935 (electronic bk.)
9811365938 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-981-13-6