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ERIC Number: ED556744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
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More than a Paycheck? The Impact of Summer Youth Employment on Students' Educational Engagement and Success. IESP Policy Brief No. 02-12
Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Weinstein, Meryle; Weitzman, Beth C.
Institute for Education and Social Policy
This policy brief presents initial findings of the impact of New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) on academic outcomes for public school students. Despite the broad appeal of providing summer jobs for urban youth, there is little research documenting the relationship between summer employment and educational outcomes for high school students. Because SYEP participation is determined through a random lottery system, our research provides a causal estimate of the impact of summer work. This brief examines SYEP's impact on school attendance, test taking, and performance in the following school year.
Institute for Education and Social Policy. New York University, Joseph and Violet Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003. Tel: 212-998-5880; Fax: 212-995-4564; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York University, Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP)
Identifiers - Location: New York