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Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Silander, Megan; Wiswall, Matt – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2014
Holding a summer job is a rite of passage in American adolescence, a first rung towards adulthood and self-sufficiency. However, over the past decade, youth employment during the summer has decreased significantly. Summer youth employment has the potential to benefit high school students' educational outcomes and employment trajectories,…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Student Employment, Youth, Employment Level
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Leos-Urbel, Jacob – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2014
This paper estimates the impact of New York City's Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) on school attendance and other educational outcomes in the following school year for a large sample of low-income high school students. The program provides summer jobs and training to youth aged 14 to 21, and due to high demand allocates slots through a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Youth Employment, Summer Programs, High School Students
Leos-Urbel, Jacob; Schwartz, Amy Ellen; Weinstein, Meryle; Weitzman, Beth C. – Institute for Education and Social Policy, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Summer Programs, Student Employment, Program Effectiveness