Abstract and Keywords
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.
Keywords: adolescents, problems of adolescence, adolescents and education, adolescent sexual behavior, adolescent substance abuse, adolescents and STIs, adolescent suicide, adolescents and violence, runaway and homeless youth
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