Teenagers are living in a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected yet unequal world. Whether they live in Australia or Zimbabwe, they have in common that they are between childhood and adulthood and increasingly aware of how inequality is affecting their lives and futures. This encyclopedia gives a different perspective based on the experiences of teens in 60 countries. Each entry provides a brief sketch of a country to explain how geography, history, economics, and politics shape teen life. Entries include country overview and cover Schooling and Education; Extracurricular Activities: Art, Music, and Sports; Family and Social Life; Religions and Cultural Rites of Passage; Rights and Legal Status; and Issues Today. Includes Teen Voices sidebars and descriptions of a typical day in the life of a teen in each country. Provides students with an understanding of what life is like around the world for their peers and make cross-cultural comparisons between different countries.