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What’s a Youngster to Do? The Education and Labor Market Plight of Youth in High-Poverty Communities

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Publication Date: August 2005

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Linda Harris

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Education policy and planning)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Statistics show that many young adults in economically distressed communities are being left behind in educational systems and in the job market. This article highlights the magnitude of distress in selected communities and outlines a set of considerations for policy-making and action at the national and community level. Pub No. 05-40. 9 pages. August 2005.