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Psychosocial Competencies and Risky Behaviours in Peru

Abstract:

We use a unique longitudinal dataset from Peru to investigate the relationship between psychosocial competencies related to the concepts of self-esteem, self-efficacy, and aspirations, and a number of risky behaviours at a crucial transition period between adolescence and early adulthood. First of all, we document a high prevalence of risky behaviours with 1 out of 2 individuals engaging in at least one risky activity by the age 19 with a dramatic increase between age 15 and 19. Second, we fi...

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Peer reviewed
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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Institute of Labor Economics Publisher's website
Journal:
IZA Discussion Papers Journal website
Issue:
10260
Publication date:
2016-10-31
Acceptance date:
2016-10-31
ISSN:
2365-9793
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pubs:665024
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uri:666bf0e3-f26c-49da-9d51-1b0e39f4a489
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uuid:666bf0e3-f26c-49da-9d51-1b0e39f4a489
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