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Characteristics of American Youth: 1972

Report Number P23-44


This report updates Current Population Reports “Characteristics of American Youth: 1971,” Series P-23, No. 40. The young persons described in this report—those 14 to 24 years old—were born during a period of high birth rates that followed the end of the Second World War. Data are included on their numbers, racial composition, school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, family composition, fertility, migration, voting behavior, labor force status, occupation, and income.

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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