Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth Against the Tide: Household Structure, Opportunities, and Outcomes among White and Minority Youth
Carolyn J. Hill, Harry J. Holzer, and Henry Chen
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171 pp. 2008
$40.00 cloth 978-0-88099-342-5
$16.00 paper 978-0-88099-341-8

Hill, Holzer, and Chen examine the effects of household structure on youth and young adults and how these effects might have contributed to the negative trends in outcomes observed for young minorities over time. They take into account several measures likely to affect outcomes, including human capital enrichment in the home; neighborhood environment, especially safety; and parental behavior and the home environment. They then consider the extent to which these measures are responsible for the observed effects of household structure on youth and young adult outcomes, and whether they account for significant effects among the full sample, for all blacks, for black males, and for black females.