Research Report On the Road to Adulthood: A Databook about Teens and Young Adults in DC
Jennifer Comey, Eshauna Smith, Peter A. Tatian
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Many young people in the District of Columbia are failing to make a successful transition to adulthood. Their challenges include poor preparation for the high-skills labor market and long-standing health problems. Recent District government efforts have centered around school reform and early childhood, but these areas are not sufficient to improve the well-being of older youth. This report provides comprehensive data indicators and analysis on the state of older youth (age 12-24) in the District and examines the role of area nonprofits that work with young people, their families, and neighborhoods.
Research Areas Education Children and youth
Tags Sexual attitudes and behavior Economic well-being Delinquency and crime Secondary education Washington, DC, research initiative
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV