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ERIC Number: ED545348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
Cook, Traci; Kappeler, Evelyn; Ellis, Renee; Kominski, Robert; Cooper, Alexia; Smith, Erica; Donoghue, Brecht; Whitestone, Yuko; Snyder, Tom; Aud, Susan; Williamson, Lisa; Henderson, Steve; Steffen, Barry; Madans, Jennifer; Lukacs, Susan; Pastor, Patricia; Goldstrom, Ingrid; Han, Beth; Bures, Regina; Chamberlain, Seth; Despain, Jason; Chadwick, Laura; Park, Jennifer
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
The well-being of young adults in the United States today remains an area of key interest to the public and policy-makers alike. This age group faces the well-known challenges of achieving financial and social independence while forming their own households at a time of greater economic uncertainty than in the past. Better understanding of the achievements and needs of these young adults will inform approaches to best support this exciting and challenging transition to adulthood. Over the 20 years since it held its first organizational meetings, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) has established a tradition of cooperation and commitment to understanding the challenges and opportunities facing children and families today. This year, in a Special Issue on America's Young Adults, the Forum extends that commitment to describing the well-being of youth as they transition into adulthood. This report focuses on key themes that are of particular relevance in describing the demographic status and well-being of today's young adults against a backdrop of the traditional milestones of adulthood--Education; Economic Circumstances; Family Formation; Civic, Social, and Personal Behavior; and Health and Safety. Hyperlinks to data sources referenced in the "America's Young Adults: Special Issue," are included in the report. This Special Issue provides data on young adults, focusing on their demographic characteristics, living situations, and overall well-being. The data come from several nationally representative, federally sponsored surveys. Together, the data from these surveys show a snapshot of the status and well-being of young adults, defined wherever possible as ages 18-24. [Additional assistance in writing and producing this report was provided by: Megan J. Benetsky, Thomas A. File, Tiffany A. Julian, Robin A. Cohen, Casey E. Copen, Catherine R. Duran, Charlotte A. Schoenborn, Joyce C. Abma, Ari MiniƱo, Stephanie J. Ventura, Cynthia A. Reuben, Cheryl D. Fryar, Holly B. Hedegaard, and Kenneth B. Quinto.]
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Available from: Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center. P.O. Box 2910, Merrifield, VA 22116. Tel: 888-275-4772; Fax: 703-821-2098; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics