Adolescent girls & migration in the developing world.
In Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, Miriam Temin, Mark R. Montgomery, Sarah Engebretsen, and Kathryn M. Barker illuminate girls' migration to urban areas in pursuit of work, education and social opportunities unavailable to them in rural areas.
Migrant girls who successfully connect to these opportunities can be powerful agents of change, making them an important group warranting greater policy and programmatic attention.
Girls on the Move is part of the Girls Count series, a product of the Coalition for Adolescent Girls. Other titles include: New Lessons: The Power of Educating Adolescent Girls, Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health, Girls Speak: A New Voice in Global Development, Girls Grow: A Vital Force in Rural Economies and the original report, Girls Count: A Global Investment and Action Agenda.
Miriam Temin, Mark R. Montgomery, Sarah Engebretsen, Kathryn M. Barker and Population Council