Adolescence is a time of incredibly physical, social and emotional growth, and peer relationships — especially romantic ones — are a major social focus for many youth. Understanding the role social and digital media play in these romantic relationships is critical, given how deeply enmeshed these technology tools are in lives of American youth and how rapidly these platforms and devices change. This study reveals that the digital realm is one part of a broader universe in which teens meet, date and break up with romantic partners. Online spaces are used infrequently for meeting romantic partners, but play a major role in how teens flirt, woo and communicate with potential and current flames. The survey was conducted online from Sept. The main findings from this research include:.
Living as an American Teenager | Exchange Programs
From to , the labor force participation rate of to year-olds fell 3. In previous work , we have shown that declining labor force participation among young people contributed substantially to this decline. In this analysis, we describe how teenagers 16—year-olds have shifted away from working or seeking work and the impact this shift has had on the aggregate labor force participation rate. While declining summer employment is part of the story, the bulk of the teenage reduction in labor force participation comes from fewer teenagers being jointly enrolled in school and participating in the labor force during the academic year. We find that—despite the low teen share of the working-age population 8 percent —if teens had still participated in the labor force at their rates, aggregate 16—year-old participation would be more than 1.
Most U.S. Teens See Anxiety and Depression as a Major Problem Among Their Peers
Last year, the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey found that Millennials, aged , were the country's most-stressed generation. Now, the title belongs to an even younger demographic: American teenagers. Even before the pressures of work and adulthood set in, for most young Americans, stress has already become a fact of daily life.
For boys and girls, day-to-day experiences and future aspirations vary in key ways. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio-economic lines, with roughly equal shares of teens across demographic groups saying it is a significant issue in their community. Fewer teens, though still substantial shares, voice concern over bullying, drug addiction and alcohol consumption.