The data in this Special Issue provide context for understanding this unique developmental period in life.
The selected indicators are chosen because they are:
- Cross-cutting; looking across important areas of young adults lives.
- Relevant; looking at topics that are timely and relevant for this age group, young adults ages 18–24.
- Available in a Federal data collection (most are regularly measured).
- Easy to understand.
- Representative of large segments of the population or key sub-populations.