Poverty, Single-Parent Households, and Youth At-Risk Behavior: An Empirical Study

Garis, Dalton
December 1998
Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi;Dec98, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p1079
Academic Journal
Presents a study of the relationship between supportive family attributes for youth and their later involvement in at-risk behaviors defined as drug/alcohol use and sexual activity. The question of family structure and how it is both a cause and effect of changes in youth at-risk behavior; Testing of the assumption that the rise of families headed by a single parent and the number of youth living in official poverty relates to the number youth engaging in at-risk behavior.


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