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ERIC Number: ED565751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
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The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them. Summary and Key Findings. A William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Paper
Rosenbaum, James; Ahearn, Caitlin; Becker, Kelly; Rosenbaum, Janet
William T. Grant Foundation
In 1988, the William T. Grant Foundation issued "The Forgotten Half," the final report of the Foundation's Commission on Youth and America's Future. Focusing on inequality in American society, specifically among non-college-bound 16-24 year olds, the report explored the challenges facing young people and the institutions that serve them. Twenty-four years later, using data on young adults in 2012, the authors seek to understand the composition of the forgotten half today, how educational institutions may inadvertently contribute to their disadvantage, and how these same institutions can improve their chances of success. This report is a summary of an update of the "The Forgotten Half." [For the full report, "The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them. A William T. Grant Foundation Inequality Paper," see ED565750.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation