Disconnection may sound good in the day and age of smartphones and social media, but in this instance it could be a hindrance for growth in young adults.
Disconnection is characterized by the government as a young person who is not in school or working. Since the Great Recession, these numbers have been on the rise in metropolitan areas.
According to studies by social scientist Sarah Burd Sharps, 5.8 million young adults or one in seven young adults, ages 16 -24, are socially adrift. According to Sharps, “Disconnection can affect everything from earnings and financial independence to physical and mental health, and even marital prospects.”
Check out the list of the 25 worst cities for African American youth at AOL.