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A Rough Guide to Afghan Youth Politics

Categories: Afghanistan,Youth

Explores how a growing youth population  and an increasing number of young political leaders are reshaping Afghan politics.  From the U.S. Institute of Peace


Gateway to Addiction?: A Survey of Popular Electronic Cigarette Manufacturers and Targeted Marketing to Youth

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

Explains what E-cigarettes are and how manufacturers appear to be using marketing tactics similar to those used by cigarette manufacturers to sell products to minors.  From the Minority site of the House Energy and Commerce Committee


Special Feature: Youth Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

Brings together a series of links to recent information related to youth crime statistics and trends.  From the Office of Justice Programs and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service


Vital Signs: Births to Teens Aged 15-17 Years, United States, 1991-2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

Examines trends in births to teens by age, race, and state for a 21 year period.  Finds that births to teens aged 15-17 years of age have declined but still account for about one quarter of births to teens aged 15-19.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: National Youth Fitness Survey Plan, Operations, and Analysis, 2012: Data Evaluation and Methods Research

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Health/Medical,Youth

Describes current efforts  to measure physical fitness of American youth.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Juvenile Arrests 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

Juveniles arrests were down by 11% from 2010 and by 31% since 2002.  Provides data on arrests by offender characteristics and type of crime.  Also includes some state level data.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Youth and Migration: The United Nations 2013 World Youth Report

Categories: Immigration/Migration,United Nations,Youth

Highlights concerns, challenges, and successes experienced by young migrants told in their voices.  Covers motivations for migration, choice of transit countries, problems of adaptation to new country, and problems of reintegration in returning to place of origin.  From the United Nations


Presidential Memorandum: Creating and Expanding Ladders of Opportunity for Boys and Young Men of Color

Categories: African Americans,Headlines,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Youth

Describes presidential initiative to improve opportunities for youth of color by tracking indicators of life outcomes on a website, developing federal proposals that will enhance positive outcomes, and creating a public portal to disseminate successful programs and practices.  From the White House


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