RESEARCH ON YOUTH & YOUTHHOOD
Our interactions with young people have continuously brought us face to face with their dilemmas, traumas and questions related to family, work, religion and their questions about their changing context. Responding to them meaningfully demands deeper insights into the changing landscape and an understanding of their fears and doubts. Samvada has initiated a range of research studies to help us come to grips with their realities and dreams.
Please write to us if you would like to access any of these published studies.
SOME STUDIES BY SAMVADA STAFF & STUDENTS
An Inquiry into the Incidence and Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse on Young People (1994): by Anita Ratnam with Dr Shekar Seshadri. This was the first study delving into the issue of Child Sexual Abuse in India.
The Implications of Illegal and Unethical Practices of Pawnbrokers on Marginalised Communities (1996): A study by students and staff of Samvada Youth Resource Centre in Bangalore.
Floriculture- Roses or Thorns? Land Sales around Bangalore and consequences for youth from farming households (1998): This study was conducted by students and staff of Samvada Doddaballapur Youth Resource Centre.
Young People from Crafts Communities at the Crossroads- a series of Monographs (2005)
The Need and Scope for Counselling Services for Young Women (2009): This study was commissioned by Samvada to explore the need for a feminist counselling course.
Traditional Occupations in a Modern World: Career Guidance, Livelihood Planning, and Crafts in the Context of Globalization ( 2010)
Youth in Agriculture - Problems and Prospects (2014):
A study by the Centre for Youth and Sustainable Development.
Young people's perceptions of Career Guidance in Karnataka: This is an ongoing study, being conducted by the Centre for Transformative Education.