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The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Jonathan Gruber, editor

Conference held April 13-14, 2007
Published in October 2009 by University of Chicago Press
© 2009 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

NBER Program(s):HC, HE

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Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, acknowledgment: Jonathan Gruber (p. -9 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
Introduction: What Have We Learned about the Problems of and Prospects for Disadvantaged Youth?: Jonathan Gruber (p. 1 - 12) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Behavioral Consequences of Pre-Kindergarten Participation for Disadvantaged Youth: David Figlio, Jeffrey Roth (p. 15 - 42) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence from Randomized Lotteries: Julie Berry Cullen, Brian A. Jacob (p. 43 - 84) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Would More Compulsory Schooling Help Disadvantaged Youth? Evidence from Recent Changes to School-Leaving Laws: Philip Oreopoulos (p. 85 - 112) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. Mental Health in Childhood and Human Capital: Janet Currie, Mark Stabile (p. 115 - 148) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
Appendix to "Mental Health in Childhood and Human Capital": Janet Currie, Mark Stabile (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Childhood Disadvantage and Obesity: Is Nurture Trumping Nature?: Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Diane Whitemore Schanzenbach (p. 149 - 180) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing: Melissa S. Kearney, Phillip B. Levine (p. 181 - 209) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Parental Income Shocks and Outcomes of Disadvantaged Youth in the United States: Marianne Page, Ann Huff Stevens, Jason Lindo (p. 213 - 235) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The Role of Religious and Social Organizations in the Lives of Disadvantaged Youth: Rajeev Dehejia, Thomas DeLeire, Erzo F. P. Luttmer, Josh Mitchell (p. 237 - 274) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Neighborhood Violence and Urban Youth: Anna Aizer (p. 275 - 307) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. List of contributors, indexes: Jonathan Gruber (p. 309 - 317) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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