April 25, 1942

Youth and the Future

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The General Report of the American Youth Commission. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 296. Washington, D. C.: American Council on Education, 1942.

JAMA. 1942;118(17):1523. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830170101029

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The American Youth Commission, which has heretofore published brief statements and pamphlets and has previously dealt with segments of the youth problem in book publications, now issues this general report, in which various phases of youth problems in depression, in prewar days and in war time are considered. The book has an explanatory foreword and introduction by Owen D. Young, chairman of the commission, and four principal parts. Part I contains five chapters dealing respectively with youth unemployment as a continuing problem, experience with youth work programs, work programs for youth in the future, relations between schools and youth work programs, and the problem of full employment. In part II are eight chapters touching on various phases of the basic problems of youth, such as general needs, education, occupational adjustment, the use of leisure time, marriage and the home, health and fitness, delinquency and youthful crime, and education for citizenship.

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