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Demographic Differences in Patterns of Youth Out-of-School Time Activity Participation
Suzanne Bouffard, C. Wimer, P. Caronongan, P. Little, E. Dearing, S. Simpkins
This paper examines whether demographic differences exist in getting youth “in the door” of OST activities, as well as in the number of activities and the amount of time youth spend in activities. Results from two nationally representative datasets show that disadvantaged youth were less likely to participate in a variety of activities than their peers and that they participated in fewer activities. Among youth who did participate, Black and Hispanic youth participated less frequently in some activities, although Blacks participated more frequently in community-based youth programs.
Bouffard, S. M., Wimer, C., Caronongan, P., Little, P. M. D., Dearing, E., & Simpkins, S. D. (2006). Demographic differences in patterns of youth out-of-school time activity participation. Journal of Youth Development, 1(1).