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Understanding the Lives of Adolescents and Young Adults (UDAYA) - 2019

Data Source
  • India
  • South Asia

Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA) is a longitudinal study of adolescent boys and girls in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, India. UDAYA survey data sets contain information on adolescents aged 10–19 at wave 1 and aged 13–22 at wave 2 and the households to which they belonged. Five categories of adolescents were included in the sample: cohort of unmarried adolescent girls and boys aged 10–14 at wave 1 and aged 13–17 at wave 2; 15–19 at wave 1 and aged 18–22 at wave 2; and cohort of married girls aged 15–19 at wave 1 and 18–22 at wave 2 aged 10-19. Dataset contains completed interviews of 16,292 adolescents and young adults.

Study Website
Adolescents: 16,292
  • Females and Males
Age Range:
  • 10-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-24
Study Design:
  • Experimental
Type of Data:
  • Longitudinal
Time Period: 2018-2019
Areas Covered: States: Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
Investigators: KG Santhya (Population Council)
Funders: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Understanding the lives of adolescents and young adults (UDAYA)
Demographic Characteristics;
Economics - Employment;
Family/Household Structure;
Physical Health - Anthropometry, Nutrition;