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Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth


  • Carolyn J. Hill

    (Georgetown University)

  • Harry J. Holzer

    (Georgetown University and Urban Institute)

  • Henry Chen

    (Harvard Business School)


This book examines the effects of household structure on youth and young adults and how these effects might have contributed to the negative trends in educational and labor-market outcomes observed for young minorities over time.

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  • Carolyn J. Hill & Harry J. Holzer & Henry Chen, 2009. "Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth," Books from Upjohn Press, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, number att, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:att
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    household structure; minorities; youth; educational outcomes; neighborhoods; families; welfare reform; PRWORA;

    JEL classification:

    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics


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