ERIC Number: ED485721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth. NCES 2005-050
Fox, Mary Ann; Connolly, Brooke A.; Snyder, Thomas D.
US Department of Education
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) published the first edition of "Youth Indicators" in 1988, which contained statistics to describe the circumstances of young people's lives both in school and beyond the schoolhouse. This current report is the fifth edition in this series. "Youth Indicators" is a statistical compilation of data on the distribution of youth, their family structure, economic factors, school and extracurricular activities, health factors, and other elements that constitute the world of young people between the ages of 14 to 24. These data present a composite of the youth experience, highlighting connections between their lives inside and outside of school. Much of the data in this publication are central to long-term policy debates on education issues. Where possible, trend data are provided as a historical context for interpretation. This report presents a selection of indicators that provide a broad perspective on youth; it uses trend data that cut across disciplines and agency lines; and it provides information on both positive and negative aspects of the youth experience. These indicators are examined in five sections: (1) Demographics; (2) School-Related Characteristics; (3) Employment-Related Characteristics; (4) Activities Outside of School and Work; and (5) Health. Each indicator contains a table, figure, and brief descriptive text describing the types of comparisons one might reasonably make. A short glossary defines key technical terms. (Contains 52 tables and 51 figures.)
Descriptors: School Statistics, Young Adults, Student Characteristics, Employment Level, Extracurricular Activities, Health Behavior, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, High School Students, Enrollment Trends
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Education Statistics Services Inst., Washington, DC.