Abandoned: America's Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection (Hardcover)

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  • Disconnection (not being in school or working) is higher in rural areas than in urban ones; in some rural counties, it is as high as 76%
  • More than a quarter of disconnected teens as young as 16 and 17 don't live at home with their parents
  • Among the top half of households, the average amount of help given to young adult children is a whopping $70,965
  • Many 18-year-olds who age out of foster care leave the system with no formal education, no money, no employment, and no support network

About the Author

Anne Kim is a writer, lawyer, and public policy expert with a long career in Washington, DC-based think tanks working in and around Capitol Hill. She is also a contributing editor at Washington Monthly, where she was a senior writer. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Governing, TheAtlantic.com, the Wall Street Journal, Democracy, and numerous other publications. She lives in northern Virginia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620975008
ISBN-10: 1620975009
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English

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