Why Should We Invest in Adolescents?

Research Report

Why Should We Invest in Adolescents?

July 1, 1998

Abstract

The authors argue that it is important for developing countries to invest in adolescents, both to prevent the negative consequences of potential risky behavior and to promote healthy growth, modern skills, and the capacity to participate in the society of the future. The authors also argue that the most effective way to make such investments is to think and act holistically and from a preventive and developmental outlook.

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