Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: Youth from Low-Income Families

Authors: 
Kent, A.
Type: 
Research Brief (4 pages)
Year Published: 2009
Organization: 
Urban Institute
Series: 
Source: 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Human Services Policy, US Department of Health and Human Services
Abstract: 

In 2007, nearly 40 percent of children in the United States lived in low-income families--families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). Youth from low-income families are vulnerable to poor outcomes as adults, as these youth often lack the resources and opportunities found to lead to better outcomes. This fact sheet compares the young adult outcomes and adolescent risk-taking behaviors of youth from low-income families to those from middle-income (201-400 percent of FPL) and high-income (401 percent of FPL or higher) families.

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Notes: 
Publication available on the Internet free of charge.
Accession Number: 
18884