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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Miller, Errol L.
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Institute of Education
Title, Analytic
Out of school youth: A review of Jamaican studies
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Richardson, Arthur
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Title, Monographic
Caribbean adolescents and youth: Contemporary issues in personality and behaviour
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Place of Publication
New York
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Caribbean Diaspora Press
Date of Publication
1999
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189-229
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Abstract
Focuses on studies of Caribbean youth and investigates concerns common to youth worldwide and on the relationships between these concerns and being out of school. Out-of-school youths are broadly defined as youths of school age who are not in school. The twenty-three studies identified are grouped and reviewed under the headings: (a) determinants of schooling and dropout; (b) drug usage and abuse; (c) youths and the labour market; (d) adolescent sexuality and fertility; and (e) street children. The findings taken together reveal that major factors contributing to youth being out of school are the high cost of schooling for poor families, low achievement of adolescents, and the failure of schools to meet students' needs. The majority of out-of-school children desire to return to school. A strong link exists between the high fertility rate of adolescent girls and depressed economic circumstances. These young mothers are the main source of children-at-risk.....
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