Jan 2020

Rethinking the Benefits of Youth Employment Programs: The Heterogeneous Effects of Summer Jobs

Sara Heller

This research paper presents the results of two randomized field experiments, which both involved offering supported summer job opportunities to different groups of young people in Chicago.

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