|Council of Economic Advisers Report
At the Conference, President Clinton released a new report by the Council of Economic Advisers, Teenagers and their Parents in the 21st Century: An Examination of Trends in Teen Behavior and the Role of Parental Involvement. This report outlines positive trends for today's teenagers, including increases in student achievement, college access, and participation in community service, as well as declining rates of pregnancy, teen suicides, and homicides. The report concludes that teenagers whose parents are engaged and involved in their lives are more likely to excel in school and avoid risk behaviors. The report also makes clear that many challenges continue to confront America's teens: college opportunities remain more elusive for Hispanic youngsters and those from low-income families; the number of teens who smoke and eat poorly is increasing; and, in states where teens have greater access to guns, teen suicide and homicide rates are on the rise.
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