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Final report on the Youth Transition Demonstration Evaluation

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Organizational Author: 
Social Security Administration, Office of Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support
Individual Author: 
Fraker, Thomas
Mamun, Arif
Honeycutt, Todd
Thompkins, Allison
Valentine, Erin Jacobs
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Place Published: 
Washington, D.C.
Published Date: 
11/11/2014
Published Date (Date): 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Year: 
2014
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Abstract: 

Under contract to SSA, Mathematica Policy Research conducted a rigorous evaluation of the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD) projects using a random assignment evaluation design. Across the six project sites, more than 5,000 youth enrolled in the evaluation and were randomly assigned to either a treatment group that could participate in the YTD projects or a control group that could not. Mathematica and its partners in the evaluation conducted site-specific analysis to assess the impacts of the interventions one year and three years after youth enrolled in the evaluation. The one-year analysis found that all six projects had positive and statistically significant impacts on the receipt of employment-promoting services by youth, but only three projects had positive impacts on employment (Fraker et al. 2011a-c and 2012a-c). In this report, we present estimates of the impacts of the YTD projects on paid employment and earnings, total income from earnings and benefits, participation in productive activities, contact with the justice system, and self-determination. We also present estimates of each project’s average cost per participant. (Edited author executive summary)

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