Early Work Experience and Supportive Adults A Boon to Low-Income Youth

This Annie E. Casey Foundation-supported study, authored by Brookings and Child Trends, identifies three factors that contribute to future economic progress among low-income youth: a post-secondary education (potentially equalizes young adults searching for high-quality jobs), labor market experience at an early age (predicts higher wages and job quality later in life), and relevant high school work-based learning experiences (involve positive relationships with adults and have a positive effect on job quality).
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December, 2018
December 2018
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    • Post-secondary Education
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    • Post-employment Supports
  • Special Populations
    • Youth in Transition