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Expanding Economic Opportunity for Young Men and Boys of Color through Employment and Training

2015

Expanding Economic Opportunity for Young Men and Boys of Color through Employment and Training

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HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

Young men of color have long experienced lower earnings and higher unemployment compared to young white men. Many factors have contributed to these negative outcomes: persistent discrimination, hiring practices of employers, geographic and social isolation, substandard secondary education, lack of career and postsecondary educational guidance, inadequate career and technical education, and higher incarceration rates. This paper focuses on promising strategies for improving the labor market outcomes of low-income young men of color. It outlines an employment-focused approach to improving economic opportunities and outcomes for these young men, highlighting potential policy, system, and institutional reforms as well as program investments.

Spaulding, S., Lerman, R. I., Holzer, H. J., & Eyster, L. (2015). Expanding Economic Opportunity for Young Men and Boys of Color through Employment and Training. Urban Institute. https://www.urban.org/research/publication/expanding-economic-opportunity-young-men-and-boys-color-through-employment-and-training

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