Early Childbirth: An Uncharted Barrier to Expanding Girls' Economic Pathways

Author(s): 
Raksha Vasudevan, Henry Swira, Said M M Islam
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
MarketShare Associates, CARE USA, CARE Bangladesh
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 27, 2018

Early childbirth among married adolescent girls can be a key barrier to many economic development and youth empowerment programs reaching scale. Often, this issue is not considered in economic programming even though it is often a key constraint for girls and women in capitalizing on potential economic pathways. This presentation covers experiences on how to ensure early childbirth does not limit program success and how girls’ economic opportunities can be supported to reduce early childbirth.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Gender
Tags: 
Adolescent Girls
Children
Conflict Prevention
Health
HIV and AIDS
Livelihoods
Men & Boys
Orphans & Vulnerable Children
Training & Capacity
Women
Youth