Transitions to Adulthood in Ethiopia. Preliminary Findings: Summary and Policy Issues

Research Report

This is the summary of preliminary findings from the 5th wave of qualitative research across 10 communities in 5 regions of Ethiopia.  The research documented the current circumstances and recent life changes of the two cohorts of children in Young Lives; the Young Cohort (now aged 19) making the transition into adulthood and the Older Cohort (aged 25) already experiencing early adult life.  The report offers early analysis of young people's interrelated transitions to adulthood with respect to schooling, work and employment, marriage and having children and includes preliminary policy implications for each theme.  The findings and analysis in this short report will be explored in greater depth in 8 papers, forthcoming in 2020.