The IUSSP International Seminar on Violence in Adolescence and Youth in Developing Countries is issuing a call for papers for an event in Asunción, Paraguay, May 2012. Experiences of violence are frequently present in adolescents’ and young people’s lives, sometimes with lasting consequences. An indication of the importance of the topic is the fact that in the young ages morbidity and mortality resulting from violence are on the rise in many societies. For this seminar the panel welcomes papers dealing with:
• The extent and types of violence among identifiable categories of adolescent and young populations defined by age (for example, younger and older adolescents), marital status, school attendance, area of residence, family composition, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, etc.
• Determinants and consequences of violence during adolescence and youth stages.
• Demographic aspects of violence in adolescence and youth.
• Health related outcomes resulting from violence.
• Characteristics of the young population “at risk” of involvement in violence (as victims or perpetrators).
• Methodological issues in studying violence among young people.
The IUSSP Scientific Panel on Young People’s Life Course in Developing Countries invites researchers in the field to submit online by November 15, 2011 a short 200-word abstract AND upload an extended abstract (2 to 4 pages, including tables) or a full paper, which must be unpublished. To submit and fill out the online submission form, please click here – online submission form – go to: http://www.iussp.org/login/submissionslogin.php.
Section on Children and Youth