Youth Employment

Youth employment has the potential to benefit students’ educational outcomes and employment trajectories, especially for low-income youth. Jobs and internships introduce youth to the workforce and foster noncognitive skills, important for college, the labor force, and future outcomes. Our research examines the impact of youth employment on school attendance, test scores, graduation, and other outcomes.

2015

  • Make Your Job Summer Program Executive Summary: A Report to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Make Your Job Summer Program: A Report to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
  • Making Summer Matter: The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance

2014

  • Making Summer Matter: The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance
  • What Is a Summer Job Worth? The Impact of Summer Youth Employment on Academic Outcomes

2012

  • More than a Paycheck? The Impact of Summer Youth Employment on Students’ Educational Engagement and Success