Transition into Adulthood among Young People in the Thai Context: Timing and Sequencing of Leaving School and First Migration

Aree Jampaklay, Mahidol University
Barbara Entwisle, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ramesh Adhikari, Tribhuvan University

Quality of young adults depends on how successfully they go through transition into adulthood. In many developing countries, transition into adulthood has only recently attracted attention. Our study will look at leaving school and first migration as transition into adulthood in one setting of Thailand, Kanchanaburi Province. We will address a research question of what factors are associated with leaving school and first migration and their sequencing. We will use the existing longitudinal data set available for public use, the Kanchanaburi Demographic Surveillance System (KDSS). The project annually collected data from 2000 to 2005 and followed up again in 2007 and 2009, thus allowing for following households and individuals for an eight year period. We will follow those individuals who were in school and have not yet experienced migration event at the beginning of the period. An Event History Analysis to model factors associated with this transition will be conducted.

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Presented in Poster Session 5