ERIC Number: ED347229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Adolescence and Poverty: Challenge for the 1990s.
Edelman, Peter B., Ed.; Ladner, Joyce, Ed.
The current situation for poor adolescents in the United States is reviewed in this collection of essays, and some strategies and insights for policymakers are presented. The essays of this volume cover the basic interactions of adolescence and poverty from theoretical and anecdotal perspectives. Critical issues of education and employment are discussed, and separate assessments of the difficulties facing poor girls and poor boys in adolescence are provided. After an introduction by Peter B. Edelman and Joyce Ladner, the following essays are included: (1) "Growing Up in America" (R. Coles); (2) "The Logic of Adolescence" (L. Steinberg); (3) "The Adolescent Poor and the Transition to Early Adulthood" (A. M. Sum and W. N. Fogg); (4) "The High-Stakes Challenge of Programs for Adolescent Mothers" (J. S. Musick); and (5) "Poverty and Adolescent Black Males: The Subculture of Disengagement" (R. L. Taylor). (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Black Youth, Cultural Background, Disadvantaged Youth, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Minority Group Children, Poverty, Sex Differences, Social Change, Social Problems, Urban Youth
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706 (paper--ISBN-0-944237-32-0; ISBN-0-944237-31-2--hardback).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for National Policy, Washington, DC.