Youth health and well-being: why it matters?

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dc.description.abstract Over half of the South African population are under the age of 25. This 'youth bulge' has the potential to provide a future 'demographic dividend' to South Africa in the form of increased economic productivity. However, such a boon is dependent on a number of factors, key of which is that young people are healthy. Currently, the burden of disease among youth is high, with tuberculosis (TB) and HIV emerging as the leading causes of death among all youth in the country, along with violence and traffic accidents for young men. Improving the health and well-being of adolescents and youth is crucial for their well-being today, and for their future economic productivity, because behaviour and health developed during these stages of life are key predictors of the adult burden of disease, and because health like education is a key factor in the intergenerational transmission of poverty. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Children's Institute, University of Cape Town en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject TUBERCULOSIS en
dc.subject DISEASE en
dc.title Youth health and well-being: why it matters? en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African child gauge 2015 en
dc.SourceTitle.Author De Lannoy, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Swartz, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Lake, L. en
dc.SourceTitle.Author Smith, C. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8882 en
dc.PageNumber 60-68 en
dc.outputnumber 7656 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cooper, D., De Lannoy, A. & Rule, C. (2015) Youth health and well-being: why it matters?. In: De Lannoy, A., Swartz, S., Lake, L. & Smith, C. South African child gauge 2015. Cape Town: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town. 60-68. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cooper, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 De Lannoy, A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Rule, C. en

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