This means that youth would be disconnected for a minimum of 12 months (all of
2007), and some or all of a possible additional four months (January through
April of 2008). The analysis includes youth as young as 16 because at this age
Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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.