Smells like teen spirit
Key Data on Adolescence 2003 illustrates new trends and the changing social circumstances with graphs, tables and text.
Authors John Coleman and Jane Schofield record a continuing increase in lone-parent families, a significant rise in sexually transmitted infections, a worrying increase in alcohol consumption, and a wide regional variation in suicide statistics. But, on a more positive note, there is some evidence of a decrease in youth crime and a marked improvement at A-level.
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