ERIC Number: ED219668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Runaways: Some Critical Issues for Professionals and Society. Revised. Extension Bulletin 0744.
Nye, F. Ivan
The revelation that three-quarters of a million adolescents leave home without permission each year has received national attention. Yet most lay persons and many professionals know little about the problem. A review of the professional literature on runaways shows an almost equal division between males and females who are more likely to be from low income families. Most runaways do not run far or stay for a long time period. About one in five report unhappy experiences on the road and 3 percent report traumatic experiences. About two-thirds run away because of conflict with parents, while about three-fourths do so because of poor performance in school. Related issues that professionals must be aware of include decriminalization and the need for alternative living arrangements and expanded opportunities for youth employment. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Delinquency Causes, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Family Problems, Individual Characteristics, Parent Child Relationship, Runaways, Social Problems, State of the Art Reviews, Student Alienation, Youth Problems
Cooperative Extension, Cooper Publications Building, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164 ($.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
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