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Teen Dating Violence: How Peers Can Affect Risk and Protective Factors

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

Provides information from recent research on teen dating violence and how peers contribute to or provide protection against such violence.  From the National Institute of Justice.


Independence for Young Millennials: Moving Out and Boomeranging Back

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics,Youth

Examines the process of household formation by young adults born between 1980 and 1984.    Finds that the likelihood of young adults to move out and boomerang back to parental homes is correlated with certain individual and family characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Surveys American school students for whether they have ever used one or more of ten tobacco products including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


In the Shadow of the Great Recession: Experiences and Perspectives of Young Workers

Categories: Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Explores the experiences and expectations of young workers entering the job market and analyzes the potential economic implications of current labor market trends on these new workers.  From the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve


Monitoring the Future Survey: Overview of Findings 2014

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Describes results of latest annual survey of  illicit drug use and attitudes among American 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.  Finds decreasing use of alcohol, cigarettes, and misuse of prescription pain relievers.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan


Student Loan Debt and Economic Outcomes

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Youth


Examines the impact of student loan liabilities on homeownership status and wealth accumulation.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston


State Laws Prohibiting Sales to Minors and Indoor Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, United States, November 2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Provides information and statistics about the use of electronic cigarettes and other battery-powered devices capable of delivering nicotine to users.  Also covers use among minors and state attempts to regulate sales.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Laws/Regulations,Youth

Offers legal guidance on circumstances under which school districts can offer single-sex classes and extracurricular activities without violation of civil rights provisions of law.  From the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights


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