Status: Baseline only
Reduce the proportion of adolescents and young adults who are neither enrolled in school nor working
Baseline: 11.2 percent of adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 24 years were neither enrolled in school nor working in 2017
Target: 10.1 percent
Data Source: Current Population Survey (CPS), Census and DOL/BLS
Both work and school provide important skills for the transition to adulthood, like time management and organization. In addition, people with higher levels of education may be healthier and live longer. Interventions that increase high school graduation rates and help young people in the job market are important for improving physical and mental health.
Workgroup: Adolescent Health Workgroup