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India Youth Situation and Needs Study 2006–2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Youth in India: Situation and Needs 2006–2007
India (IND)
Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 04/2008
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

This subnational study collected information on topics concerning young people, including education, sexual practices, marriage, work participation, mental and physical health states, and more. Single and married women and married men ages 15-24, and married men aged 15-29, were surveyed in six states of India which, collectively, represent about two-fifths of India's youth. 174,037 households total were enumerated and from those, a total of 50,848 young people were interviewed (8,052 married young men; 11,522 unmarried young men; 13,912 married young women; and 17,362 unmarried young women).