Do School-to-Work Programs Help the "Forgotten Half"?
AbstractThis paper tests whether school-to-work (STW) programs are particularly beneficial for those less likely to go to college in their absence – often termed the "forgotten half" in the STW literature. The empirical analysis is based on the NLSY97, which allows us to study six types of STW programs, including job shadowing, mentoring, coop, school enterprises, tech prep, and internships/apprenticeships. For men there is quite a bit of evidence that STW program participation is particularly advantageous for those in the forgotten half. For these men, specifically, mentoring and coop programs increase post-secondary education, and coop, school enterprise, and internship/apprenticeship programs boost employment and decrease idleness after leaving high school. There is less evidence that STW programs are particularly beneficial for women in the forgotten half, although internship/apprenticeship programs do lead to positive earnings effects concentrated among these women.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 1740.
Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2005
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Publication status: published in: David Neumark (ed.), Improving School-to-Work Transitions. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2007, pp. 87-133
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Other versions of this item:
- David Neumark & Donna Rothstein, 2005. "Do School-To-Work Programs Help the "Forgotten Half"?," NBER Working Papers 11636, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- David Neumark & Donna Rothstein, 2004. "Do School-to-Work Programs Help the "Forgotten Half"?," PPIC Working Papers 2004.16, Public Policy Institute of California.
- I28 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Government Policy
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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