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Youth Indicators: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Project ID: 364
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Last Update: 01/12/15
Project LocationEntire Country
Lead OrganizationNational Center for Education Statistics
Type of OrganizationGovernment - National

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):

Issue Areas:
Education, Health, Population, Poverty

youth, children, education

Project Description

Youth Indicators is a statistical compilation of data on the distribution of youth, their family structure, economic factors, school and extracurricular activities, health factors, and other elements that constitute the world of young people between the ages of 14 to 24. These data present a composite of the youth experience, highlighting connections between their lives inside and outside of school. Much of the data in this publication are central to long-term policy debates on education issues. Where possible, trend data are provided as a historical context for interpretation. Some indicators cover only more recent years, either because they show key details of the current status, or because historical data are unavailable. Demographic information for additional age groups is provided on many indicators to relate the youth population to other groups. This report presents a selection of indicators that provide a broad perspective on youth; it uses trend data that cut across disciplines and agency lines; and it provides information on both positive and negative aspects of the youth experience. These indicators are examined in five sections: Demographics, School-Related Characteristics, Employment-Related Characteristics, Activities Outside of School and Work, and Health. Each indicator contains a table, figure, and brief descriptive text describing the types of comparisons one might reasonably make. A short glossary defines key technical terms. Standard error tables for this report are available on the web at http://nces.ed.gov

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

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