Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and by Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen Carolyn J. Hill

By Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen Carolyn J. Hill

Ebook through Carolyn J. Hill, Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen

Show description

Read or Download Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth PDF

Similar social services & welfare books

Security Forces in Northern Ireland 1969-92

The clash in Northern eire continues to be not like the other crusade performed by means of the British military this century. there were no set-piece battles, no decisive victories or crushing defeats; only a grinding, relentless sequence of small scale operations based on riots, bombings, sectarian murders and terrorist ambushes.

New Visions of Crime Victims

This cutting edge assortment provides unique theoretical and empirical examine on legal victimization. the 1st a part of the ebook demanding situations stereotypical conceptions of victimization, concentrating on non-traditional sufferers of crime, comparable to male sufferers of household violence, sufferers of male-on-male rape, institutional sufferers and the "victim-offenders" who're recipients of IRA punishment beatings.

The Invention of Pornography, 1500-1800: Obscenity and the Origins of Modernity

In the US this day the serious and debatable debate over the censorship of pornography keeps to name into query the values of a latest, democratic tradition. This ground-breaking choice of ten severe essays lines the heritage and numerous makes use of of pornography in early smooth Europe, providing the ancient point of view an important to figuring out present problems with creative censorship.

Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

Do “human rights”—as embodied in constitutions, nationwide legislation, and foreign agreements—foster advancements within the lives of the negative or in a different way marginalized populations? whilst, the place, how, and lower than what stipulations? remaining the Rights hole: From Human Rights to Social Transformation systematically compares a variety of case reports from worldwide with a purpose to make clear the stipulations lower than which—and associations via which—economic, social, and cultural rights are gradually learned in perform.

Extra info for Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth

Sample text

OUTCOME MEASURES This chapter examines three categories of outcomes for young adults: employment, education, and risky behaviors. For employment outcomes, we examine hourly wages, hours worked, and weeks worked. 5 To achieve comparability across the two NLSY cohorts, the wage rate includes tips and bonuses as well as regular wages. 6 Hours and weeks worked are measured for the 52 weeks prior to the week of the interview. For educational outcomes, we examine enrollment and educational attainment.

In the subsequent chapters, we examine the extent to which these outcomes—especially the patterns by race—can be attributed to household structure and parental characteristics and behaviors. For now, we note the wide gaps in successful educational and employment outcomes between young blacks and other groups, especially for young black men and especially for those who fail to complete high school. Gender (omitted category: male) Female Age Education level (omitted category: not enrolled, bachelor’s degree) Not enrolled, high school dropout or GED Not enrolled, high school diploma Not enrolled, some college or associate’s degree Enrolled, two-year college Enrolled, four-year college GPA in high school ASVAB percentile Natural log of hourly wage, past year Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Weeks worked, past year High school dropout, Nov.

2001) have noted a growing trend towards cohabitation among unmarried parents in the United States, and that such unions tend to be shorter and more unstable than traditional marriages. But the effects of different patterns of cohabitation on youth outcomes, among both whites and minorities, have only recently been explored (Acs and Nelson 2003; Brown 2002; Dunifon and Kowaleski-Jones 2002; Manning and Lamb 2003). 7. Ashcraft and Lang (2006) discuss this literature and the potential upward and downward biases in various estimates of these effects.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 31 votes