Sandra Gonçalves outlines the socio-economic and demographic profile of adolescents and youth in Mozambique

Demographer Sandra Gonçalves contributed in 2015 with a chapter on the “Demographic and socioeconomic profile of adolescents and youth in Mozambique” for the book on Adolescents and Youth: A demographic and health perspective published by the Center for Research on Population and Health (CEPSA).

In the chapter, Gonçalves establishes the profile of adolescents and youth aged from 10 to 35 years in Mozambique through an analysis of tables, 10% sample of the 1997 and 2007 Census, and analysis of data from national surveys: 1997 DHS, 2003 DHS, 2011 DHS, 2008 MICS and 2009 AIS.

The analysis shows, among other results, that adolescents and youth make up almost half (46.1%) of the Mozambican population; and that at least 1 in 10 young people aged 15 to 35 years is HIV-positive in seven of the 11 provinces of Mozambique.