America's Teenagers--Myths and Realities: Media Images, Schooling, and the Social Costs of Careless Indifference

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Note 1: Italic page numbers and letters f and t following them indicate figures or tables on those pages. Behind leading page numbers, the boldface letter n precedes a numbered end note, e.g., locator 28n52 directs readers to page 28 and Note 52 on that page, whereas nn means multiple notes. Note 2: Within the United States, specific states mentioned have separate main entries.
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Abortions by youth, 96, 100, 101-102, 106, 111
Abortions in the U.S., 108f
Abstinence, 122
in sex education, 106, 107, 109, 116n12, 119n62, 275t
Academic performance, 15, 189-190n60
improvement policy on, 58f, 227-228
influences on, xiii, 51n4, 74t, 154, 163, 165
pressures on, 220, 234-237, 234f, 235f, 236f, 237f
state spending correlated with, 241-242, 254n31
underestimation of, 232-237
work force and youth, 199-201, 212
See also Tests and scores
Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome (AIDS) in youth, 102-104
ACT scores, 223, 231, 232
Adolescence
definition of, xi-xii
experiences during, 1-2, 3-5, 9-10, 25n10
identity development during, 91, 114n4, 284-285
myth of, 1-29
puberty in, 91, 287n15
Adolescents. See Youth
Adult attitudes toward youth, 3-24, 12f, 13f
critical, ix-xi, 21, 26n24, 265f
erroneous, 260-261, 263t
indifferent, 72, 161, 163, 264-266, 285
research needed on, 284
sexuality and, 91-92, 95-96, 102
stereotypical, 193, 201, 284
Adults
absence of, and effect on youth, xi, 37, 38f, 47, 96
antitobacco campaigns and, 137-138, 139t-140t
as controlling, 142, 151-152, 162, 165,264

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