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Civic Engagement Among American Youth: Research, Activism, and Democracy
Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (2005)
  • Goutam U Jois, Harvard Law School
  • Chris Toppe
Abstract
This paper examines youth attitudes toward voting and volunteering: the measurable indicators of social capital. First, we review literature on the subject of social capital and civic engagement among youth. Then, we summarize our analysis, available in detail elsewhere, of 2002 and 2004 surveys of youth by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Using this information, we draw implications for practitioners. Finally, we highlight specific strategies for building social capital among youth — by looking to the long term — and examine one particular youth civic engagement program through this lens.
Keywords
  • civic engagement,
  • youth
Publication Date
November, 2005
Citation Information
Goutam U Jois and Chris Toppe. "Civic Engagement Among American Youth: Research, Activism, and Democracy" Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/goutam_jois/7/