Data and Code for: Characterizing the Developmental Heterogeneity of Connectedness to School or Work across the Transition into Adulthood

Resource Type
Dataset : program source code
  • Palmer, Ashley (University of Texas at Arlington)
  • Connolly, John (University of Texas at Arlington)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
transition into adulthood; disconnected youth; NEET; connection to school or work; PSID
  • Abstract

    Transitions into adulthood have become more individualized. Yet, age-graded social role expectations of being enrolled in school or working post-high school remain salient. A dearth of longitudinal research explores the phenomenon of NEET or disconnected youth. This study used a zero-inflated Poisson growth mixture model method with data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Transition into Adulthood Study to elucidate developmental heterogeneity in connectedness to school and/or work across the transition into adulthood. Results indicated eight developmental trajectories of connectedness. While many young people were consistently connected to school and/or work, there was considerable variation in connectedness. Both race and parenting status were associated with connectedness. Implications include the need for additional longitudinal research that examines individual differences in connectedness and policies that support youth with sporadic connections to school and/or work.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2005-01-01 / 2015-12-31
    Time Period: Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2005--Thu Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2015 (2005-2015)
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Young adults ages ages 18 and older who have exited high school
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E120255V1

Update Metadata: 2020-07-14 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2020-07-13