ERIC Number: ED311200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Is Oregon's Future at Risk? A Profile of Oregon's Youth...
Oregon State Dept. of Human Resources, Salem.
This publication focuses on the youth-at-risk problems of young people who are not successfully making the transition to adulthood in Oregon. It provides information needed by the state's educational, government, and religious leaders, as well as parents, employers, and youth. In 26 tables and graphs, the report provides information on population, demographics, family income, family composition, dual-employed parents, poverty, education, employment, health, and a variety of social issues that play a significant role in Oregon's future. Some of the statistics highlighted by the report are the following: (1) 216,000 Oregonians under the age of 22 are economically disadvantaged; (2) more than 10 percent of Oregon youth under age 18 needed mental health services in 1987; (3) 29 percent of high school students in the state drop out; (4) Oregon high school juniors use drugs more frequently than high school seniors nationally; (5) one of 13 teenagers became pregnant and one of 22 gave birth in 1987; and (6) suicide is the second leading cause of death for 15- to 24-year-olds. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Human Resources, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon