Disconnected Youth: A Look at 16- to 24-Year Olds Who Are Not Working or In School

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) conducted this analysis on disconnected youth using the Current Population Survey. In 2008, 1.9 million youth between the ages of 16 and 24 were disconnected, meaning that they were not in school or working in the year 2007. Authors find that a greater share of female and minority youth are disconnected and are more likely to live farther away from their parents and have their own children.

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