This brief reports on the first follow-up survey of the Coös Youth Study participants beyond high school. The focus of the Coös Youth Study, a ten-year panel study following the lives of youth in Coös County, New Hampshire, is the transition of Coös youth into adulthood. Author Eleanor Jaffee reports that approximately half of the Coös County Class of 2009’s follow-up survey participants (49 percent) are living in Coös County the majority of the time. Of those living outside Coös County, 81 percent are attending school full time. The most frequently reported combinations of school and work situations were in school full time, working part time (41 percent), followed by in school full time, not employed (19 percent). Seventy-six percent rate leaving Coös County as highly or moderately important; however, 93 percent also report living close to family as highly or moderately important, suggesting conflicted priorities.

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New England Issue Brief No. 31


Durham, N.H. : Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire

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