Aug 1, 2014
Most successful schools demonstrate better retention and academic achievement. As a result, being admitted to or attending a successful school can reduce very risky health behaviors among low-income adolescents.
From the onset of puberty until a teenager has reached maturity, the period of adolescence can be fraught with social, emotional, and physical health and welfare challenges. RAND's research on adolescents includes studies on mental and physical health, substance use, violence, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, and educational outcomes.