ERIC Number: ED335363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Indicators 1991: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.
Data concerning education are presented in the broad context of families, employment, and health. Statistics are reported that address the following aspects of the lives of youth (14-24 year olds): (1) 11 indicators concerning demographics and family composition; (2) 9 indicators concerning family income; (3) 14 indicators concerning education; (4) 9 indicators concerning youth employment and finances; and (5) 16 indicators concerning health, behavior, and attitudes. Data are presented in 59 tables, each accompanied by an illustrative graph that is captioned with a brief descriptive text. When possible, tables include data from as far back as 1950 or earlier. The purposes of this report are to establish an objective context for viewing trends in the well-being of youth, and to inform the public and policy makers who are trying to connect educational policy with social and health policies that have affect children. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Child Health, Demography, Family Characteristics, Graphs, Income, Quality of Life, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Welfare, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Well Being, Young Adults, Youth, Youth Employment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Programs for the Improvement of Practice.