The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum) recently released a statistical collection titled, America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014 (PDF, 100 pages). The report includes data about young adults, 18-24 years of age, from nationally representative, federally sponsored surveys. The data are summarized under five key themes: education; economic circumstances; family formation; civic, social, and personal behavior; and health and safety.
"This report is a rich snapshot of the health, education, and well-being of America's young adults," said Evelyn Kappeler, director of the Office of Adolescent Health, in a press release highlighting the new report. "Overall, we cheer the gains being made in education but also note the need to address health concerns — such as the levels of smoking, obesity, and depression — among this population."
Here are some key findings from the report:
The Forum is a collection of 22 federal agencies seeking to foster coordination and collaboration in the collection and reporting of federal data on children, youth, and families. The Forum also aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families.
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