Training and Information - Young Women's Engagement in Income Generation up 48%
Vocational training and information on sex, reproduction, and marriage
Adolescent girls in treated communities were: 4.9 percentage points more likely to engage in income-generating activities (48% increase over baseline levels), 3.8 percentage points less likely to have a child, 8 percentage points less likely to be married/cohabiting, and 5.3 percentage points less likely to report having had sex unwillingly in the past year.
Country of study
RCT; 5,966 adolescent girls surveyed at baseline
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Excerpt from Abstract
"...four years postintervention, adolescent girls in treated communities are more likely to be self-employed. Teen pregnancy, early entry into marriage/cohabitation, and the share of girls reporting sex against their will fall sharply. The results highlight the potential of a multifaceted program that provides skills transfers as a viable and cost-effective policy intervention to improve the economic and social empowerment of adolescent girls over a four-year horizon."