Brief Exploring Approaches to Increase Economic Opportunity for Young Men of Color: Highlights from a 10-Year Review
Natalie Spievack, Madeline Brown, Christin Durham, Pamela J. Loprest
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The past decade has brought significant developments in efforts to close equity gaps for young men of color—but additional progress must be made. This brief, a summary of our research report “Exploring Approaches to Increase Economic Opportunity for Young Men of Color: A 10-Year Review,” aims to advance the conversation on increasing economic opportunity for young men of color. Our goals are to track progress, share important lessons, lift up promising programmatic and structural approaches, and spotlight opportunities for action for various stakeholders working to improve the lives of young men of color.  


This brief & report are a part of our ongoing Boys and Young Men of Color initiative. For the full report, click here

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Children and youth Race and equity
Tags Workforce development Racial and ethnic disparities Racial inequities in economic mobility Economic well-being Juvenile justice Policing and community safety Labor force Wealth inequality Job training Mobility Schooling Youth employment and training Men and boys Beyond high school: education and training Neighborhoods and youth development Racial and ethnic disparities in criminal justice Racial equity in education Racial inequities in employment Racial inequities in neighborhoods and community development Structural racism
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center
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