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Adolescents in southern Africa: Interdisciplinary research findings

N De Wet

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Adolescent development in sub-Saharan Africa is relevant because this population will transition into the region’s future leaders and parents. However, adolescents face a number of challenges, including social, economic and health difficulties, which prohibit their successful transition to adulthood. Also, given the transitional nature of this age group, there is a need to understand a labyrinth of determinants, influences and outcomes, and to address all possible challenges and inhibitors to their development


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N De Wet, Demography and Population Studies, Schools of Public Health and Social Sciences, Faculties of Health Sciences and Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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South African Journal of Child Health 2018;12(2b):2-3. DOI:10.7196/SAJCH.2018.v12i2b.1590

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Date submitted: 2018-09-04
Date published: 2018-09-04

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