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First Year Out Understanding American Teens after High School

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ISBN-10: 0226110664

ISBN-13: 9780226110660

Edition: 2007

Authors: Timothy T. Clydesdale

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Wild parties, late nights, and lots of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Many assume these are the things that define an American teenager’s first year after high school. But the reality is really quite different. As Tim Clydesdale reports inThe First Year Out,teenagers generally manage the increased responsibilities of everyday life immediately after graduation effectively. But, like many good things, this comes at a cost. Tracking the daily lives of fifty young people making the transition to life after high school, Clydesdale reveals how teens settle intonbsp;manageable patterns of substance use and sexual activity; how they meet the requirements of postsecondary education; and how they cope…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: An Unexpected Journey
Four Teens
Starting Points
Navigating Relationships, Managing Gratifications
Working for Money, Spending for Fun
Cognitively Sharper, Intellectually Immune
Narrowed Perspectives, Broader Implications
Methodological Appendix
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index