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New Report from Connecticut Voices for Children looks at Youth Outcomes and Community Opportunity

A new report from Connecticut Voices for Children looks at the relationship between youth outcomes and community opportunity:

"The report finds significant disparities in communities across Connecticut based on demographic factors, including population density, residential segregation, and average income. Youth growing up in dense, low-income areas and areas with segregated populations of racial minorities are more likely to struggle, while youth growing up in wealthier rural and suburban areas with predominantly white residents have more positive outcomes. These community characteristics correlate with factors that may negatively impact youth throughout their lives: teen birth rates, youth disconnection, and juvenile arrests." However, "...by examining outliers among otherwise similar communities, this report identifies successful policies and practices to improve these youth outcomes."

You can find the full report here:
http://www.ctvoices.org/YouthAtlas

Also read a WNPR Article providing a quick look at the report here:

http://wnpr.org/post/study-suggests-teenagers-do-better-if-their-city-officials-collaborate

 

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