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ERIC Number: ED588364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 82
Abstractor: ERIC
Forging a Path: Final Impacts and Costs of New York City's Young Adult Internship Program. The Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration. OPRE Report 2018-75
Cummings, Danielle; Farrell, Mary; Skemer, Melanie
Administration for Children & Families
This report presents 30-month impact results from a random assignment evaluation of the Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP), a subsidized employment program for young people in New York City who have become disconnected from school and work. Operated by various provider agencies, YAIP offers disconnected young people between the ages of 16 and 24 a temporary paid internship, as well as various support services. From July 2013 to March 2014, program staff assigned nearly 2,700 young people at random to either a program group, which was offered YAIP services, or to a control group, which was not offered those services. The YAIP evaluation measured outcomes for both groups over time to assess whether YAIP services led to better outcomes for the program group compared with those of the control group. This report, the second of two from the YAIP evaluation, examines whether the program improved young people's outcomes 30 months after study enrollment. An analysis of youth outcomes indicates that young people in the program and control groups were faring similarly after 30 months, with program group members slightly more likely to report employment on a survey administered roughly 30 months after random assignment. However, administrative data did not show employment effects, suggesting that the program may have increased informal or independent employment. A cost analysis found that the program cost $5,431 per participant, which is at the lower end of the spectrum of costs of similar programs. This study seeks to answer the following research questions: (1) How was YAIP designed and operated? (2) What impact did YAIP have on employment and earnings, education and training, and well-being relative to what would have happened in the absence of the program? (3) Did YAIP appear to be more effective for certain subgroups of young people? and (4) What were the costs of YAIP's services? Two appendices are included. [MDRC and subcontractors MEF Associates, Branch Associates, and Decision Information Resources (DIR), Inc., are conducting the Subsidized and Transitional Employment Demonstration. To view the first report "Reengaging New York City's Disconnected Youth through Work: Implementation and Early Impacts of the Young Adult Internship Program," see ED574349.]
Administration for Children & Families. US Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE); MDRC
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Grant or Contract Numbers: HHSP23320100029YC