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Document Number: 2681

The Forgotten Half Revisited: American Youth and Young Families, 1988-2008 MS Word - The nearly 10 million 18-to-24-year-old Americans who do not go on to college after high school are not doing as well at the end of the 1990s as they were a decade ago. In 1988, these young Americans were the focus of two landmark reports, The Forgotten Half: Non-College Youth in America and The Forgotten Half: Pathway to Success for America's Youth and Young Families. Most key indicators as examined in essays by 15 prominent experts and commentators on such topics as public schooling, postsecondary education, family life, preparation for employment, youth and community development, and national service show either disturbing stagnation or, in some areas, marked retrogression. The report is available for $15 from the American Youth Policy Forum, 1836 Jefferson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-775-9731; Click here to order. (Samuel Halperin, ed., American Youth Policy Forum, 2001)...
Author: Samuel Halperin
Publisher: American Youth Policy Forum

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