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America's Youth: Transition to Adulthood

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America's Youth: Transition to Adulthood
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ISBN:
9780160918261
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America's Youth: Transitions to Adulthood contains statistics that address important aspects of the lives of youth, including family, schooling, work, community, and health. The report focuses on American youth and young adults 14 to 24 years old, and presents trends in various social contexts that may relate to youth education and learning, such as population, homework, voting behavior, religion and more.

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Table of Contents

Selected Findings............................iii
List of Figures................................................xi
List of Tables.........................................................xv
Reader’s Guide....................................................... 1
Chapter 1. Demographics .......................5
Indicator 1. The Youth Population in the United States.......... 6
Indicator 2. Population Projections of the Youth Population............. 8
Indicator 3. Nativity of the Youth Population............... 10
Indicator 4. Living Arrangements of the Youth Population.......... 12
Indicator 5. The Mobility of the Youth Population............... 14
Indicator 6. Marriage........... 16
Indicator 7. Birth Rates and Births to Unmarried Females............ 18
Chapter 2. School-Related Characteristics...........21
Indicator 8. School Enrollment....................... 22
Indicator 9. High School Enrollment....................... 24
Indicator 10. High School Mathematics and Science Coursetaking ............ 26
Indicator 11. Advanced Placement (AP) Participation .................. 28
Indicator 12. Reading and Mathematics Proficiency of 13- and 17-Year-Olds............ 30
Indicator 13. International Reading, Mathematics, and Science Achievement....... 34
Indicator 14. Suspensions and Expulsions of High School Students........ 38
Indicator 15. High School Status Dropout Rates.............. 40
Snapshot 15a. Dropout Rates for Institutionalized and Noninstitutionalized 16- to 24-Year-Olds..... 42
Indicator 16. College Readiness.................. 44
Indicator 17. Immediate Transition to College........ 46
Snapshot 17a. In-state Retention of College Freshmen ............ 48
Indicator 18. Undergraduate College Enrollment............. 52
Indicator 19. College Costs............ 54
Indicator 20. Financial Aid...................... 56
Indicator 21. Federal Aid................... 58
Indicator 22. Time to Completion for Undergraduate Students............ 62
Indicator 23. International College Graduation Rates............ 66
Indicator 24. School Completion and Educational Attainment.......... 68
Snapshot 24a. Educational Attainment by Nativity................ 70
Chapter 3. Employment-Related Characteristics..........73
Indicator 25. Employment of 16- and 17-Year-Old Students........... 74
Snapshot 25a. Employment of 16- and 17-Year-Old Students by Race/Ethnicity.......... 76
Indicator 26. Labor Force Participation and Unemployment of Youth and Young Adults.... 78

Indicator 27. Unemployment of Youth and Young Adults by Educational Attainment .... 82
Indicator 28. Labor Force Participation of High School Dropouts........ 86
Indicator 29. Young Adults in the Armed Forces .............88
Indicator 30. Median Earnings............. 90
Snapshot 30a. Median Earnings by Educational Attainment......... 92
Indicator 31. Poverty........... 94
Snapshot 31a. Poverty by Educational Attainment.................... 96
Indicator 32. Receiving Public Assistance........................................................................................ 98
Snapshot 32a. Receiving Public Assistance by Educational Attainment........................................... 100
Chapter 4. Activities Outside of School and Work......................................103
Indicator 33. Afterschool Activities................................................................................................ 104
Indicator 34. Computer Use for Non-Schoolwork ........................................................................ 106
Indicator 35. Homework............................................................................................................... 108
Indicator 36. Volunteer Work........................................................................................................ 110
Indicator 37. Religion.................................................................................................................... 112
Indicator 38. Voting Behavior........................................................................................................ 114
Indicator 39. Arrests...................................................................................................................... 116
Indicator 40. Victims of Violent Crime......................................................................................... 118
Chapter 5. Health and Wellness ..................................................................121
Indicator 41. Health Insurance...................................................................................................... 122
Indicator 42. Health Status............................................................................................................ 124
Indicator 43. Weight and Obesity.................................................................................................. 126
Indicator 44. Exercise.................................................................................................................... 130
Indicator 45. Diseases.................................................................................................................... 132
Indicator 46. Disabilities............................................................................................................... 134
Indicator 47. Depression ............................................................................................................... 138
Indicator 48. Substance Use........................................................................................................... 140
Indicator 49. Personal Safety.......................................................................................................... 142
Indicator 50. Sexual Behaviors....................................................................................................... 144
Indicator 51. Causes of Death ....................................................................................................... 146
Snapshot 51a. Causes of Death by Race/Ethnicity......................................................................... 148
Chapter 6. Future Goals...............................................................................151
Indicator 52. Educational Expectations......................................................................................... 152
Indicator 53. Values....................................................................................................................... 154
Indicator 54. High School Completion Status by Spring 2002 Sophomores.................................. 156
Indicator 55. First Postsecondary Enrollment by Spring 2002 Sophomores................................... 158
References ...................................................................................................161
Appendix A: Technical Note and Guide to Sources ...................................163

Audience

Policy makers, teachers, administrators, and parents may be interested in the information provided in this resource.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$17.50
International Price:
$24.50
Publisher:
Education Dept.
Year/Pages:
2013
Key Phrases:
  • Transition to Adulthood
  • Teenagers
  • Young Adults
Weight:
1.0625
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
04/05/2013
Last Status Update:
03/29/2017
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