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Unterman, Rebecca; Bloom, Dan; Byndloss, D. Crystal; Terwelp, Emily – MDRC, 2016
The prospect of a well-paying job for a worker without a college education has significantly dimmed in the past three decades, in the wake of sweeping changes in the U.S. economy and labor market. The effects of these changes are particularly devastating for young people from disadvantaged urban communities. In response to this issue, the SEED…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Disproportionate Representation
Wimer, Christopher; Bloom, Dan – MDRC, 2014
Despite progress on many fronts, young men of color still face many obstacles to success in American society and suffer disproportionately from economic and social disadvantage. In recent years, foundations and state and local governments have launched major initiatives to address this pressing issue. For example, in 2011, the City of New York…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Males, Barriers, Social Bias