ERIC Number: ED400341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Indicators 1996. Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth.
Snyder, Thomas D.; Shafer, Linda L.
This volume is a statistical compilation of data on family structure, economic factors, jobs, extracurricular activities, health, and several dozen other elements that comprise the world of the 63.9 million students enrolled in U.S. schools in 1994. These facts present a composite of the youth experience, highlighting connections that might otherwise be missed between experiences inside and outside the school. An objective of the report is to present trends over time; whenever possible, tables go back as far as 1950 or earlier to provide historical context for today's issues. This edition has been designed to highlight information on high school graduates and dropouts entering the workforce and forming families. Each indicator contains a table, chart, and brief descriptive text. The 69 indicators are grouped in the following sections to focus on particular areas of youth experience: (1) home, including demographics, family composition, and family income; (2) school, including descriptions, outcomes, and out-of-school experiences; (3) health; (4) citizenship and values; and (5) the future. A glossary is included. (Contains 69 tables and 69 charts.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Demography, Dropouts, Educational History, Educational Indicators, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Extracurricular Activities, Family Structure, Futures (of Society), Health, High School Graduates, Higher Education, Income, Labor Force, Outcomes of Education, Secondary School Students, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Values, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CSR, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.