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Disconnected Youth

Two Futures: The Economic Case for Keeping Youth on Track

Two Futures: The Economic Case for Keeping Youth on Track
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report is the sixth in the Disconnection Youth series from Measure of America (MOA), a nonpartisan project of the Social Science Research Council, which began calculating the youth disconnection rate and analyzing its causes and implications for human development in 2012. The project defines disconnected youth, also known as opportunity youth, as teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. This report presents key findings from a study of the life trajectories of individuals at approximately 5, 10, and 15 years after their period of youth disconnection. The researchers looked at the effects of the duration of disconnection by assessing the differences among individuals who were disconnected for one, two, or three or more years. They also estimate the future costs of disconnection, both for the young people who experience it and for the communities in which they live.

Accession number
25638
Authors
Lewis, K., Gluskin, R.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Social Science Research Council

Series
Measure of Americas Disconnected Youth Series
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on the Measure of America website at: https://ssrc-static.s3.amazonaws.com/moa/PSID2018_FINAL.pdf

Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps

Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report is the fourth in the Disconnection Youth series from Measure of America (MOA), a nonpartisan project of the Social Science Research Council, which began calculating the youth disconnection rate and analyzing its causes and implications for human development in 2012. The project defines disconnected youth, also known as opportunity youth, as teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. The report includes youth disconnection data for the United States by state, metro area, county, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. In addition, this report explores how youth disconnection differs in rural, suburban, and urban communities. This research is intended for policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to target and tailor their youth-focused interventions and to assess the effectiveness of their efforts.

Accession number
25637
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Social Science Research Council

Series
Measure of Americas Disconnected Youth Series
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Measure of America website at: http://www.measureofamerica.org/youth-disconnection-2017/

More than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today

More than a Million Reasons for Hope: Youth Disconnection in America Today
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report is the fifth in the Disconnection Youth series from Measure of America, a nonpartisan project of the Social Science Research Council, which began calculating the youth disconnection rate and analyzing its causes and implications for human development in 2012. The project defines disconnected youth, also known as opportunity youth, as teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither in school nor working. The report includes youth disconnection data for the United States by state, metro area, county, and community type, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity.  The report concludes with examples of effective approaches to reducing youth disconnection that account for the many challenges that at-risk youth face.

Accession number
25633
Authors
Burd-Sharps, S., Lewis, K.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Social Science Research Council

Series
Measure of Americas Youth Disconnection Series
Year published new
2018
Availability

Employment and Other Income Sources Among Homeless Youth

Employment and Other Income Sources Among Homeless Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that examined income sources among homeless youth who are not connected to homeless service agencies. The sample of 72 youth, ages 14 to 24, reported three months of continuous homelessness and no service connection before participating in the study. The researchers looked at changes in employment and income over time as a result of implementing the Strengths-Based Outreach and Advocacy (SBOA) approach. They define this outreach model as one that emphasizes the relationship between outreach workers and their clients and focuses on strengths rather than pathologies. The results show an increase in employment and legal income from non-survival behaviors while income from survival behaviors decreased. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25782
Authors
Slesnick, N., Zhang, J., Yilmazer, T.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

The Journal of Primary Prevention

Volume new
39
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available with journal subscription or article purchase at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10935-018-0511-1

Creating Sustainable Career Pathways for Disconnected Youth: The Center for Promise Reflects

Creating Sustainable Career Pathways for Disconnected Youth: The Center for Promise Reflects
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report is the third in a series from the Center for Promise (CfP) about how society can better support young people in graduating from high school and transitioning to college and careers. The author synthesizes the research conducted by CfP over the past five years that has delved into the lives of young people in the US who have left school without graduating or who are disconnected from the workforce. Through its research, CfP has sought to combine systematic, social science methodologies and analysis with the authentic voices of young people to provide a more accurate depiction of who “those” young people are and what they can achieve. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25649
Authors
Zaff, J.F.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Americas Promise Alliance

Series
Center for Promise
Year published new
2018
Availability

Available for free download on Americas Promise Alliance website at: http://www.americaspromise.org/report/creating-sustainable-career-pathw…