Social Awakening: Adolescent Behavior as Adulthood Aproaches

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Based upon data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (involving 9,000 interviews with people ages 12-16), this book examines adolescent decisions and the influences of family and other demographics regarding pivotal issues such as drug use, sexuality, career goals, and physical and mental health. Michael (public policy studies, U. of Chicago) is joined by 15 other American scholars in discussing specific topics including how body weight influences dating and sexual behavior of youth, how parent ...
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Overview

Based upon data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (involving 9,000 interviews with people ages 12-16), this book examines adolescent decisions and the influences of family and other demographics regarding pivotal issues such as drug use, sexuality, career goals, and physical and mental health. Michael (public policy studies, U. of Chicago) is joined by 15 other American scholars in discussing specific topics including how body weight influences dating and sexual behavior of youth, how parent involvement influences the ways that adolescents use their time, how food stamp program participation affects young people's health, and the differences between the deviant behavior of rural and urban youth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871546166
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Lens on Adolescence: The 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1
Pt. I Adolescents' Families and Their Influences on Youths 23
Ch. 1 The Effect of Family Structure on Youth Outcomes in the NLSY97 25
Ch. 2 Patterns of Nonresident-Father Involvement 49
Ch. 3 Parental Regulation and Adolescent Discretionary Time-Use Decisions: Findings from the NLSY97 79
Pt. II Adolescents' Dating and Sexual Behavior 107
Ch. 4 Family Environment and Adolescent Sexual Debut in Alternative Household Structures 109
Ch. 5 Exploring Determinants of Adolescents' Early Sexual Behavior 137
Ch. 6 Body Weight and the Dating and Sexual Behaviors of Young Adolescents 174
Pt. III Adolescents' Expectations and Their Well-Being 199
Ch. 7 Adolescents' Expectations Regarding Birth Outcomes: A Comparison of the NLSY79 and NLSY97 Cohorts 201
Ch. 8 Who Are Youth "At Risk"? Expectations Evidence in the NLSY97 230
Ch. 9 Food Stamp Program Participation and Health: Estimates from the NLSY97 258
Pt. IV Adolescents' Antisocial Behavior 297
Ch. 10 What Determines Adolescent Demand for Alcohol and Marijuana? A Comparison of Findings from the NLSY79 and the NLSY97 299
Ch. 11 Changes in Gender and Racial Gaps in Adolescent Antisocial Behavior: The NLSY97 Versus the NLSY79 339
Ch. 12 City Kids and Country Cousins: Rural and Urban Youths, Deviance, and Labor Market Ties 379
Index 415
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