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NCJ Number: 118716 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Status and National Development: A Global Assessment in the 1980s
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1989)  Pages:107-130
Author(s): R G Braungart; M M Braungart
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 24
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using a data set of 123 countries, the global status of youth is assessed by examining the relationship between national development and a youth-adult ratio, or the number of youth relative to the number of adults in a nation.
Abstract: First, the size of the population of youth in comparison to the size of the adult population is determined, whether it becomes evident that the majority of nations have high or very high numbers of youth relative to adults. Second, the opportunities nations provide their young people are evaluated by looking at the range and average levels of economic, political, social, and educational development within the modern world system. Third, a strong relationship is found between relative size of the youth population and national development, with youth ratios most closely associated with educational and political development. The results of this study demonstrate the existence of inter-age and intra-age stratification throughout the world, which has important implications for the future well-being of youth as well as the world system of nation-states. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Youth development
Index Term(s): Country-by-country surveys; Demography; Socioeconomic development; Youth (Under 15)
Note: This paper was presented at the 81st annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York, NY, August 30-September 3, 1986.
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