ERIC Number: ED254571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Employment and Training Programs for Youth: An Interpretation and Synthesis of Measured Outcomes.
Burbridge, Lynn C.
This paper analyzes policy initiatives undertaken to address the problem of youth unemployment. There are six main sections. Section I provides a general overview of the study, and Section II reviews the problems of differing groups of youth. Differences in the severity and long-run implications of youth labor market difficulties when disaggregated by age, sex, education, race, and poverty status are briefly summzrized. Section III develops a classification of the types of employment and training programs available to youth. Then, Section IV provides a brief historical analysis of the development of various youth employment and training programs, classifies them according to the scheme developed in Section III, and presents data on enrollee characteristics. Section V discusses problems in evaluating employment and training programs, and reviews the empirical literature on the actual measured effects of different programs on the employment and earnings, and other relevant variables of their participants. Finally, Section VI presents a brief summary of implications for new policy initiatives. A summary of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and examples of past youth employment projects are appended. (KH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classification, Federal Programs, Government Role, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.