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Cognitively Sharper, Intellectually Immune

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Culturally mainstream American teens are, by the end of the first year out, more cognitively sharper and more skilled in adapting to new organizations, than they were before but are largely immune to ... More


Four Teens

Tim Clydesdale

in The First Year Out: Understanding American Teens after High School

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226110653
eISBN:
9780226110677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226110677.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter introduces four teens included in this study. They were chosen because their stories are interesting in their own right and because their stories allow the book to introduce important ... More


Marijuana and Youth

Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Michael Grossman, Frank J. Chaloupka, Patrick M. O'Malley, Lloyd D. Johnston, and Matthew C. Farrelly

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/9780226309972.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Statistics from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse show that current use of illicit drugs among U.S youths (12–17 years of age) doubled from an historic low in 1992 of 5.3 percent to 11.4 ... More


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