Poverty and InequalitySexual and Reproductive HealthFamily, Maternal & Child HealthMethodology

Coming of Age in the Other America

TitleComing of Age in the Other America
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDeLuca, S, Clampet-Lundquist, S, Edin, K
Number of Pagesxx
PublisherNew York:Russell Sage Foundation
Keywordschild care, children, Economic Anthropology, economic sociology, Education, Education and Inequality I24, Education: Government Policy I28, family planning, Fertility, Neighborhood Characteristics R23, population, Public Pensions H75, Regional Labor Markets, Social and Economic Stratification Z13, State and Local Government: Health, Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration, Welfare, Youth J13

Examines how social policy can interrupt the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage and overcome the social origins of disadvantaged youth. Focuses on a sample of young people between fifteen and twenty-four in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2010, in order to consider how young people from deeply disadvantaged origins navigate the transition to adulthood. Discusses social reproduction and the transition to adulthood; neighborhood change and intergenerational attainment; how identity projects help youth beat the street and stay on track; the vulnerability of youth without an identity project; how family and neighborhood disadvantage hinder the transition to adulthood; the educational and occupational traps of expedited adulthood; and policies to support identity projects and reduce educational and neighborhood inequality. DeLuca is Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. Clampet-Lundquist is Associate Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph's University. Edin is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Index.