The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth
An Economic PerspectiveeBook - 2009
One of the most important public policy issues in the United States is how to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth who, in their formative years, face low-quality school systems, poor access to health care, and high-crime environments. The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth includes a broad range of research examining various aspects of disadvantage, and ways of increasing the ability of low-income youths to improve their circumstances later in life. Taking an empirical economics perspective, the nine essays in this volume assess the causal impacts of disadvantage on youth outcomes.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 317 pages) : illustrations