Toward a Better Future: Evidence on Improving Employment Outcomes for Disadvanged Youth in the United States

by Dan Bloom; Farhana Hossain

Feb 1, 2015

This paper draws from an MDRC review of literature (funded by The Rockefeller Foundation) on labor market trends and employment-related programs for youth over the past 30 years. It aims to inform the search for demand-side solutions by providing a better understanding of: (1) factors that potentially drive high rates of unemployment among young adults; (2) the current state of evidence on employment-related interventions for youth, especially economically disadvantaged youth; and (3) future directions for change that involve stronger employer involvement.

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