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Levin, Kate A.; Kirby, Joanna; Currie, Candace – Health Education Research, 2012
Family structure is associated with a range of adolescent risk behaviours, with those living in both parent families generally faring best. This study describes the association between family structure and adolescent risk behaviours and assesses the role of the family meal. Data from the 2006 Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children survey were…
Descriptors: Smoking, Females, Marijuana, Drinking
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2018
This year's "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being" continues more than a decade of dedication and collaboration by agencies across the Federal Government to advance our understanding of our Nation's children and what may be needed to bring them a better tomorrow. "America's Children in Brief, 2018"…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
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Agnew, Robert; Matthews, Shelley Keith; Bucher, Jacob; Welcher, Adria N.; Keyes, Corey – Youth & Society, 2008
Research indicates that the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and delinquency is not as strong as suggested by the leading crime theories. This article argues that such theories do not predict that SES in and of itself causes delinquency but rather that the economic problems associated with SES cause delinquency. Such problems…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Delinquency, Correlation, Social Theories
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Div. of Instructional Services. – 1991
The Substance Education Program of the Iowa Department of Education began a series of tri-annual studies of youth substance behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge in 1975, with later data collections in 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, and 1990. This report presents the normative data from the 1990 survey which was administered to approximately 7,000 students…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Use, Intermediate Grades, Preadolescents