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America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014

Indicator criteria

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.