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The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Jonathan Gruber


One of the most important public policy issues in the United States is how to improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth who, in their formative years, face low-quality school systems, poor access to health care, and high-crime environments. This book includes a broad range of research examining various aspects of disadvantage, and ways of increasing the ability of low-income youth to improve their circumstances later in life. Taking an empirical economics perspective, its nine chapters assess the causal impacts of disadvantage on youth outcomes, and how policy interventions can allevia ... More

Keywords: public policy, disadvantaged youth, school systems, health care, crime, youth outcomes, crime rates

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226309453
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Gruber, editor

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