Adolescence and Poverty: Challenge for the 1990s

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Peter B. Edelman, Joyce A. Ladner
Rowman & Littlefield, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 164 pages
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The current situation for poor adolescents in the United States is reviewed in this collection of essays, and some strategies and insights for policymakers are presented. The essays of this volume cover the basic interactions of adolescence and poverty from theoretical and anecdotal perspectives. Critical issues of education and employment are discussed, and separate assessments of the difficulties facing poor girls and poor boys in adolescence are provided. After an introduction by Peter B. Edelman and Joyce Ladner, the following essays are included: (1) "Growing Up in America" (R. Coles); (2) "The Logic of Adolescence" (L. Steinberg); (3) "The Adolescent Poor and the Transition to Early Adulthood" (A. M. Sum and W. N. Fogg); (4) "The High-Stakes Challenge of Programs for Adolescent Mothers" (J. S. Musick); and (5) "Poverty and Adolescent Black Males: The Subculture of Disengagement" (R. L. Taylor). (SLD)
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Logic of Adolescence
19
The Adolescent Poor and the Transition to Early
37
The HighStakes Challenge of Programs
111
The Subculture
139
About the Authors
163
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