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Psychosocial Competencies and Risky Behaviours in Peru

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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 period of transition between adolescence and early adulthood. First, we document a high prevalence of risky behaviours, with one in two individuals engaging in at least one risky activity by the age of 19, and a dramatic increase between the ages of 15 and 19. Secon...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Wadham College
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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Young Lives Publisher's website
Journal:
Young Lives Working Papers Journal website
Publication date:
2016-07-31
Acceptance date:
2016-01-01
Pubs id:
pubs:665004
URN:
uri:fbeb6f8c-c72d-4380-af10-eb2673828a48
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uuid:fbeb6f8c-c72d-4380-af10-eb2673828a48
Local pid:
pubs:665004
ISBN:
978-1-909403-70-3

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