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Working Paper 03: Socializing Youth for Citizenship

by Jonathan F. Zaff

March 2003graph

“In the present study, we hypothesize that programs and policies to promote positive citizenship may need to begin by first focusing on informal interactions in youths’ lives, such as with parents and peers, and on the culture in which youth are raised.”

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