ERIC Number: ED484692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Reference Count: 22
A Statistical Portrait of Well-Being in Early Adulthood. CrossCurrents. Issue 2. Publication # 2004-18
Brown, Brett V.; Moore, Kristin A.; Bzostek, Sharon
In this data brief, key characteristics of young adults in the United States at or around age 25 are described. These characteristics include: (1) educational attainment and financial self sufficiency; (2) health behaviors and family formation;and (3) civic involvement. In addition, separate descriptive portraits for the major racial groups and among Hispanics and immigrants are presented. These portraits reveal very distinct patterns of well being in early adulthood, and these patterns can inform future policies directed towards these groups as the nation seeks to reduce racial disparities and facilitate better long-term outcomes for all of America's children and youth, especially those who are at risk. [This data brief is based on a longer report that was prepared by Child Trends for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. For more information, please see the entire report: Brown, Moore, & Bzostek. (2003). A Portrait of Well-Being in Early Adulthood.]
Descriptors: Social Indicators, Racial Differences, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Citizen Participation, Young Adults, Health Behavior, Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.
Authoring Institution: Child Trends, Inc., Washington, DC.