Research Report Improving Education and Employment for Disadvantaged Young Men
Proven and Promising Strategies
Carolyn J. Heinrich, Harry Holzer
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Low high school graduation rates and sharply declining employment rates continue to plague disadvantaged youth, especially young men. We review the evidence base on programs and policies such as youth development for adolescents and young teens; programs seeking to improve educational attainment and employment for in-school youth; and programs that try to "reconnect" those who are out of school and frequently out of work, including public employment programs. We identify a number of programmatic strategies that are promising or even proven, based on rigorous evaluations, for disadvantaged youth with different circumstances.
Research Areas Education Children and youth Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Welfare and safety net programs Public service and subsidized employment programs Economic well-being
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population