The pandemic has worsened youth disconnection, exacerbated inequality, report finds

The pandemic increased the proportion of young people who are out of work and out of school, undermining wealth, health and happiness.
"It's really important that we don't let young people who fell through the cracks lose their chance at an education entirely," said Measure of America's Kristen Lewis.
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COVID-19 could devastate nation's youth when it comes to school, work, new report finds

Jun 10, 2020
"Disconnected youth" are neither attending school nor working. COVID-19 could push the youth disconnection rate to 1 in 5 young people.
"All of us pay a high price for youth disconnection," says Measure of America's Kristen Lewis, "because it leads to lower tax revenues, reduced competitiveness as a nation, higher health and criminal justice costs and much more."
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