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Author: Israel, Mark
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1. Israel, Mark
Seeborg, Michael C.
The Impact of Youth Characteristics and Experiences on Transitions Out of Poverty
Journal of Socio-Economics 27,6 (1998): 753-776.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Educational Attainment; Family Income; Intergenerational Patterns/Transmission; Mobility, Social; Parenthood; Poverty; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Substance Use; Teenagers; Weight; Well-Being; Work Experience

Examined the effects of a number of background characteristics such as early welfare dependency, substance abuse, teen parenthood, and parent's educational attainment on the family income levels of young adults who were impoverished as youth. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth database of 14-17 yr olds in poor families in 1979, the total effect of background variables on future well-being was analyzed and the paths through which this impact occurred were considered. This sample was interviewed annually from 1979-1990. Results show that many of these background variables had significant indirect influences on family income through intervening variables, especially the respondent's own educational attainment, welfare dependency, and work experiences. A model of intergenerational income level is presented. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)
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Israel, Mark and Michael C. Seeborg. "The Impact of Youth Characteristics and Experiences on Transitions Out of Poverty." Journal of Socio-Economics 27,6 (1998): 753-776.