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Graphs from the report

World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation

High enrollment rates

High enrollment rates in primary school are followed by significantly lower rates at secondary levels in Indonesia and Zambia

High enrollment rates

Opening and closing of demographic windows of opportunity
 


Youth enrollment rates decline with age 

 Entry into the workforce increases with age
Entry into the workforce increases with age

 The unemployment rate
The unemployment rate everywhere is higher for young people than older people - with gaps much larger in some countries
 Risky behaviors peak during youth
Risky behaviors peak during youth
 Family formation increases with age
Family formation increases with age

 Civic engagement rises with age
Civic engagement rises with age

 Transitions seen through three lenses

Transitions seen through three lenses focus policies and magnify impact

 Early childhood intervention
Early childhood intervention (at ages 1-5) can have long-lasting effects on young people (at ages 13-18)
 Who has the final say?
Who has the final say? The percentage of young women (ages 15-24) who feel they themselves have had the most influence on key life transitions varies greatly across societies
 It pays to go to school
It pays to go to school



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