Table of contents for The Millennials : Americans under age 25 / by the New Strategist editors.


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Chapter 1 Attitudes and Behavior
Highlights   ..........................................................................................................................................  5
Children Believe Parents Put Family First ........................................                       ................    6
Most Teens Think Their Parents Appreciate Them                        .................................................................... 8
Many Teens Are Risk Takers .........               .......................................................                 10
Delinquent Behavior Is Not the Norm                   ............... .......................................      ..........   15
Many High School Seniors Experience Crime ........................................                       ................  17
Boys Experience More Crime Than Girls .................................................................................. 19
Children Are Big Users of the Internet ........................................                       ........................   22
Young Adults Differ from the Average American ................................................................... 24
Most College Freshmen Have Attended Religious Services ................................................... 27
Men Rate Themselves More Highly Than Women Do ............................................................ 29
College Freshmen Are a Mix of Liberal and Conservative ..................................................... 31
Most Students Depend on Family to Pay the Bills ................................................................... 34
Chapter 2.  Education
Highlights ........................................................................................ 37
Millennials Are Finishing High School ........................................                        ................     38
Asian Women Are the Best Educated Millennials .................................................................... 41
Most Millennials Are Students ..........              ......................................................               44
Most Parents Are Satisfied with the Local Elementary School ...............................................                 47
Little Change Forecast in School Enrollment ........................................                     ................ 49
SAT Scores Rise  .............................................................................................................................. 52
Most Children from Affluent Families Go to College .............................................................. 54
A  Growing Share of High School Grads Go to College ........................................................... 56
Millennials Are the Majority of Full-Time College Students .................................................. 59
College Students Are Getting Younger ........................................                         ................     61
Teens and Young Adults Are Most Likely to Participate in Adult Education ..................... 63
Chapter 3. Health
Highlights   ......................................................................................................................................... 65
The Nation's Children Are in Good Health                     ........................................   ................ 66
Kids Love Junk Food .................................................................                                      68
Most Children Eat Away from Home Daily ........................................          ................ 73
Few Teens Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements ............................................................... 75
The Majority of Teen Girls Are Trying to Lose Weight ........................................................... 77
Bicycling Is the Most Popular Recreational Activity ................................................................ 79



The Majority of 11th and 12th Graders Have Had Sex ...........................................................81
Millennial Generation Accounts for More than One-Third of Births ....................................83
Cigarette Smoking Is above Average among Millennials ..........................................87
Most Teens Don't Wait for Legal Drinking Age .......................................................................90
Drug Use Is Prevalent among Teens and Young Adults ........................................................93
Children under Age 18 Account for One-Fourth of the Uninsured ......................................98
The Common Cold Is the Biggest Health Problem among Children         ..................................100
People under Age 25 Account for Nearly Half of Acute Conditions ..................................102
Chronic Conditions Are Rare among Children ......................................................................105
More Than 4 Million Children Are Disabled                   .......................................................................... 109
Young Adults Are Least Likely to Go to the Doctor .............................................................. 112
Among Children and Young Adults, Accidents Are the Leading Cause of Death ...........114
Chapter 4. Income
Highlights   ......................................................................................................................................  121
Incomes of Young Householders Are below Peak ................................................................. 122
Household Incomes Differ Sharply by Race ............................................................................ 124
Male-Headed Families Are the Most Affluent ...........................................................               130
Children in Married-Couple Families Are Better Off ........................................................... 132
Young Adults Have Seen Little Income Growth .................................................................... 138
Incomes of Young Men Are Low                 ............................................................................................. 141
Incomes of Young Women Are Low                   ........................................     ................... 147
Children Have the Highest Poverty Rate ........................................                 ................... 153
Chapter 5. Labor Force
Highlights   ....................................................................................................................................   157
More Women Aged 16 to 24 Have Entered the Labor Force ................................................ 158
Unemployment Is Higher Than Average Among Young Adults ...................................... 160
Unemployment Is High among Blacks, Hispanics ................................................................. 162
The Youngest Workers Dominate Many Entry-Level Positions ........................................... 165
The Youngest Workers Are Part-Timers ....................               ......................................    . 171
Young Adults Account for a Large Share of Temp Workers ................................................ 173
Number of Workers under Age 25 Will Grow Faster Than Average .................................. 175
Most Children Have Working Parents                        ........................................................... 177
Chapter 6. Living Angements
Highlights   ....................................................................................................................................... 181
The Millennial Generation Heads Few Households ............................................................ 182
Young-Adult Households Vary Sharply by Race and Hispanic Origin.............................. 184
Young-Adult Households Are of Average Size ...................................................................... 189
One-Third of Young-Adult Households include Children ................................................... 191



Among 15-to-24-Year-Olds, Most Black and Hispanic Households include Children..... 193
Most Black Children Live with Mother Only .......................................................................... 195
Most Children Have College-Educated Parents ..................................................................... 197
Most Young Adults Live at Home ........................................                    ...................... 206
Among Young Adults, Women Are More Likely Than Men to Be Married ...................... 209
Chapter 7. Population
Highlights ................................................................................................. 211
Males Outnumber Females among the Young ........................................................................ 212
Number of Children Will Grow Slowly during Next Decade ..............................................   215
The Nation's Children Are Diverse ........................................                 ......................    218
Few Children Are Foreign-Born ................................................................................................ 221
Among Immigrants, the Young Count ..................................................................................... 224
In Some States, Minorities Are the Majority of.Millennials .................................................. 226
Mobility Rate Is below Average for Teens ........................................      ...................... 252
Chapter 8. Spending
Highlights ........................................                                ........         ...................... 257
Millennials Are Spending More ...............             ............................................... 258
Young Adults Spend Less on Most Things ........................................                ...................... 264
Parents of Preschoolers Spend Cautiously ........................................              ...................... 270
Many Spending Cuts for Couples with School-Aged Children ...........................................                  276
Couples with Adult Children at Home Are Spending Less ..................................................              282
Spending of Single Parents Rises Sharply ................................................................................ 288
Couples with Children Spend More than Average .............................................................. 294
Appendix 1. A  Note on 2000 Census Data ........................................           ...................... 301
Appendix 2. For More Information             ........................................      ...................... 302
Glossary      ............................................................................................................................................ 312
Bibliogaphy   ..................................................................................................................................... 317
Index  ................................................................................................................................................ 319








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Youth United States Statistics