Shrinking It Down: Beyond High School (Season 1, Episode 15)
Topics: Child + Adolescent Development
Did you know that many young people forego college and go into the workforce after high school? In fact, going to college right away has declined to 66% of high school grads, in recent years, and only 46% of those under age 30 complete an associates degree or higher.
There are many different paths to take after high school, but the social pressures that adolescents face during this time can be stressful no matter which road they take.
Drs. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steven Schlozman break down the myths associated with attending college or working after high school. They also touch upon changes in relationships with peers and parents as teens grow older. Fortunately, parents can encourage healthy decision-making to make the transition a little easier.
Thank you for joining us in this journey and conversation. If you have a question about the period after high school for teens and families that we didn’t answer, we’d love to hear from you!
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- Where Are All the High-School Grads Going? https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/01/where-are-all-the-high-school-grads-going/423285/
- Percentage of persons 25 to 29 years old with selected levels of educational attainment https://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d16/tables/dt16_104.20.asp
- Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015 – Current Population Report https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2016/demo/p20-578.pdf
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