9780878687565

America's Disconnected Youth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780878687565

  • ISBN10:

    0878687564

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-08-01
  • Publisher: Child Welfare League of Amer

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This book addresses the difficulties that some adolescents have in making the transition from adolescence to productive adulthood.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix(2)
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(30)
Douglas J. Besharov
Karen N. Gardiner
1. The Plight of the Inner-City Black Male
31(18)
William Julius Wilson
2. Teen Sexuality Among Inner-City White Youth
49(52)
Patricia Stern
3. Prevalence, Patterns, and Outcomes
101(16)
Brett V. Brown
Carol Emig
4. Family Background, Church Attendance, and School Achievement
117(16)
Linda Datcher Loury
5. Listening to Young, Inner-City African American Males
133(18)
Kathryn Taaffe McLearn
Shawn V. LaFrance
6. The "Hallwalkers"
151(34)
Hillard Pouncy
7. Improving Links Between High Schools and Careers
185(28)
Robert I. Lerman
8. Focus High Schools
213(20)
Paul T. Hill
9. Extending the Time of Learning
233(34)
Andrew Hahn
10. Youth Development Programs
267(28)
Jodie Roth
Lawrence F. Murray
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
William H. Foster
Epilogue 295(12)
Hugh Price
About the Authors 307
List of Tables
Table 1 Prevalence of Disconnectedness for Males and Females in the United States
6
Table 2 Measures of Adult Status by Periods of Disconnectedness for Males and Females
11
Table 3 Risk Characteristics (Female)
13
Table 1-1 Observations as to Why Inner-City Black Males Cannot Find or Retain Jobs Easily
36
Table 3-1 Risk Factors Related to Long-term Disconnectedness by Family and Personal Background Characteristics
110
Table 3-2 Family Poverty and the Risk of Long-term Disconnectedness, with Differences by Gender and Race
113
Table 6-1 New York City Graduating Cohort, 1986 to 1992
167
Table 8-1 Comparative SAT Scores of Graduating Seniors in New York City Neighborhood Comprehensive, Special Purpose, and Catholic Schools (1990)
217
Table 9-1 The QOP Effect: QOP's Statistically Significant Results Increased Over Time
244
Table 9-2 Summary of Net Impacts of QOP Pilot at Four Sites
248
Table 10-1 Relation Between Developmental Goals, Competencies, and Strategic Supports
270
Table 10-2 Summary of Program Evaluations
276

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