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Mapping the Big Picture

Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton

in Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195180954
eISBN:
9780199835829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518095X.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents data from the National Survey of Youth and Religion. Among the survey’s findings are that three quarters of U.S. teens between 13 and 17 years old are Christians. About one-half ... More


Generalized Trust Questions

Eric M. Uslaner

in Improving Public Opinion Surveys: Interdisciplinary Innovation and the American National Election Studies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151458
eISBN:
9781400840298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151458.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the issue of measuring trust and then compares the ANES and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) measures with each other as well as with the two new measures in ... More


The Determinants of Juvenile Crime

Steven D. Levitt and Lance Lochner

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the issue of juvenile crime in the United States. After laying out the basic facts and trends relevant to youth crime over the last three decades, it considers both the social ... More


Where Should Teen Mothers Live? What Should We Do About It?

Harold Pollack

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes several outcomes associated with teen mothers' residential choices. It investigates whether public assistance programs, such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), ... More


How Much More Can They Work?: Setting Realistic Expectations for Welfare Mothers

LaDonna Pavetti

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines comparative work experiences of welfare recipients and nonrecipients prior to the implementation of work-related reforms. It estimates the amount of additional work that welfare ... More


Environment and Persistence in Youthful Drinking Patterns

Philip J. Cook and Michael J. Moore

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Excess drinking is associated with lost productivity, traumatic injury, early death, crime and violence, and neglect of family responsibilities. These and related concerns have long engendered public ... More


Sequences of Early Adult Transitions: A Look at Variability and Consequences

Ted Mouw

in On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is “demographically dense” in that it involves a number of significant demographic transitions: leaving home, finishing school, starting work, marriage, ... More


The Overlap in High-Risk Behaviors

Joy G. Dryfoos

in Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072686
eISBN:
9780197560259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072686.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Care and Counseling of Students

The previous four chapters have reviewed the consequences, antecedents, and numbers of adolescents at risk of behaviors in four distinct fields of study: delinquency, substance use, teenage ... More


Dropout and Enrollment Trends in the Postwar Period: What Went Wrong in the 1970s?

David Card and Thomas Lemieux

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Using a variety of data sources, this chapter documents trends in school enrollment and completed schooling attainment. It assesses the role of various demand-side factors affecting the decision of ... More


Prevalence of Delinquency

Joy G. Dryfoos

in Adolescents at Risk: Prevalence and Prevention

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195072686
eISBN:
9780197560259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195072686.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Care and Counseling of Students

The term delinquency suggests a wide range of behaviors from socially unacceptable acts performed early in childhood that parents describe as “naughty” and psychologists call “acting out” to ... More


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