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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Losing generations : adolescents in high-risk settings :panel on high -risk youth / Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04828-1; ISBN 0-309-05234-3, pbk.

1. Socially handicapped youth—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

HV1421.L67 1993

362.7'4'0973—dc20 93-4358

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