Examining the dynamics between young people's mental health, poverty and life chances in six low- and middle-income countries: protocol for the CHANCES-6 study.

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serval:BIB_59F9FD639A26
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Examining the dynamics between young people's mental health, poverty and life chances in six low- and middle-income countries: protocol for the CHANCES-6 study.
Journal
Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
Author(s)
Bauer A., Baltra R.A., Pabon M.A., Díaz Y., Garman E., Hessel P., Lund C., Malvasi P., Matijasevich A., McDaid D., Park A.L., Paula C.S., Zimmerman A., Evans-Lacko S.
ISSN
1433-9285 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0933-7954
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
56
Number
9
Pages
1687-1703
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Poverty and poor mental health are closely related and may need to be addressed together to improve the life chances of young people. There is currently little evidence about the impact of poverty-reduction interventions, such as cash transfer programmes, on improved youth mental health and life chances. The aim of the study (CHANCES-6) is to understand the impact and mechanisms of such programmes.
CHANCES-6 will employ a combination of quantitative, qualitative and economic analyses. Secondary analyses of longitudinal datasets will be conducted in six low- and middle-income countries (Brazil, Colombia, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico and South Africa) to examine the impact of cash transfer programmes on mental health, and the mechanisms leading to improved life chances for young people living in poverty. Qualitative interviews and focus groups (conducted among a subset of three countries) will explore the views and experiences of young people, families and professionals with regard to poverty, mental health, life chances, and cash transfer programmes. Decision-analytic modelling will examine the potential economic case and return-on-investment from programmes. We will involve stakeholders and young people to increase the relevance of findings to national policies and practice.
Knowledge will be generated on the potential role of cash transfer programmes in breaking the cycle between poor mental health and poverty for young people, to improve their life chances.
CHANCES-6 seeks to inform decisions regarding the future design and the merits of investing in poverty-reduction interventions alongside investments into the mental health of young people.
Keywords
Adolescent, Developing Countries, Humans, Income, Mental Health, Poverty, Probability, Cash transfer programme, Life chances, Mental health, Mixed-method study, Young people
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Open Access
Yes
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