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date: 24 March 2023

Adolescents: Demographics and Social Issueslocked

Adolescents: Demographics and Social Issueslocked

  • Todd Michael FrankeTodd Michael FrankeUniversity of California, Los Angeles Luskin
  •  and Diane de AndaDiane de AndaUniversity of California, Los Angeles, Emerita


This entry begins with a presentation of demographic data on the adolescent population by age, gender, and ethnicity from the latest census data on ages 12 to 19. A summary of the information available on major issues and problems affecting adolescent populations is presented from numerous governmental and empirical research sources on the following topics: education, runaway and homeless youth, sexual behavior, substance abuse, suicide, victimization and criminal behavior.


  • Children and Adolescents
  • Populations and Practice Settings

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