A decade undone: youth disconnection in the age of coronavirus

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Author: Lewis, Kristen


Measure of America defines disconnected youth as teens and young adults ages 16 to 24 who are neither in school nor working. It is estimated that 11.2 per cent of youth in the United States are disconnected - equating to 4,353,300 young people. America's youth disconnection rate has dropped for the eighth year in a row, from a recession-fueled high of 14.7 per cent in 2010 to 11.2 pe rcent in 2018. The current [Coronavirus Disease 2019] Covid-19 pandemic stands apart from other recent disasters in its sheer scale. In a matter of weeks, nearly all parts of the country have come to an...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Gender; Disadvantaged; Demographics; Statistics

Keywords: NEET; Socially disadvantaged; Educationally disadvantaged; Geographic distribution; Statistical data; Social indicator; Ethnicity; Economic recession; Access to education and training; Wellbeing; Transition from education and training to employment; Government expenditure; Funding; Political aspects; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council, 2020

Physical description: 80 p.

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Also called: A decade undone: youth disconnection in the age of COVID-19

A visualization of the information contained in the report can be explored at: http://www.measureofamerica.org/DYinteractive/

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 140.912

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