Disconnected Youth

Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437920055

Category: Marginality, Social

Page: 82

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Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) Background; (3) Overview of Research on Disconnected Youth: Methodology and Number of Disconnected Youth; Other Characteristics; Reasons Associated with Disconnection; (4) Analysis of Disconnected Youth: (a) Overview; Limitations; (b) Findings: Reasons Reported for Youth Not Being in School or Working; Characteristics of Disconnected Youth; Characteristics of Parents Living with Disconnected Youth; Trends Over Time; (5) Discussion: Overview; Poverty, Family Living Arrangements, and Parental Characteristics; Implications for Policy. Charts and tables.
Disconnected Youth?

Author: R. MacDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230511750

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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How do young people get by in hard times and hard places? Have they become a 'lost generation' disconnected from society's mainstream? Do popular ideas about social exclusion or a welfare dependent underclass really connect with the lived experiences of the so-called 'disaffected', 'disengaged' and 'difficult-to-reach'? Based on close-up research with young men and women from localities suffering social exclusion in extreme form, Disconnected Youth? will appeal to all those who are interested in understanding and tackling the problems of growing up in Britain's poor neighbourhoods.
Cities, Counties, Kids, and Families

Author: Sid Gardner

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761830944

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 854

Cities, Counties, Kids, and Families outlines a model for developing strategic policy for responding to children and family issues in local governments. It also discusses fifteen strategic roles that local government can play-most of which do not require direct funding, but depends upon the scarce resource of leadership. The book describes policy and analytical tools used by cities and counties, and makes a case for using these tools more strategically. It calls for strategic policy to respond to the four critical forces affecting children and family policy: families; race and culture; communities and neighborhoods; and regionalism. Finally, the book reviews policy in four critical areas affecting local governments: education and school readiness; substance abuse; youth development; and family support programs. It concludes with predictions of issues that will affect cities and counties in the future.
The Youth Unemployment Crisis: A Reference Handbook

Author: Christina G. Villegas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859755

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Surveys the history of youth unemployment and identifies key issues underlying the current crisis. • Explains the nature, scope, and consequences of the youth unemployment crisis in a way that is accessible for general readers • Includes a perspectives chapter that allows for the voices of many individuals to be heard, including those of policy experts and advocates for disenfranchised youth • Gives general readers a better of understanding of who is involved in combating the youth unemployment crisis and provides a foundation for further research in profile and references chapters, respectively • Explores the role that politics played in causing the crisis and how policy could better address it
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies


ISBN: MINN:31951D037582133

Category: United States

Page: 685

View: 698

OECD Economic Survey of the United States: Key Research Findings

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264310278


Page: 144

View: 195

This volume collects four studies that were prepared as background research to the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of the United States. Using micro-data survey responses, regional and sectorial data, these studies seek to provide insights into employment responds to labour market disruption ...
Youth Work

Author: Graham Bright

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004396555

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 747

This edited text brings together academics who are at the cutting edge of youth work education. The book draws on global perspectives to explore current practice conditions and generate rich debate regarding the power and potential of future practice.
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2013

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies


ISBN: MINN:31951D035772423

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 1834

View: 326

Adolescence, Risk and Resilience

Author: John Christopher Coleman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470025024

Category: Psychology

Page: 213

View: 493

Adolescence is often portrayed as an age of particular risk. Adolescents are not only considered a risk to themselves, but also to the rest of society. As a society, we are nervous of them, and consider them vulnerable, yet the seeds of successful and independent adult life are laid down in adolescence, and they need all the help and support that they can get at a challenging time. Adolescents at Risk: Against the Odds looks in depth at some of the key risks faced by adolescents, and at some of the ways in which they can be alleviated. The book is structured according to the operational challenges the research informs.