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Evaluating School-to-Work Programs Using the New NLSY

David Neumark and Mary Joyce
The Journal of Human Resources
Vol. 36, No. 4, Special Issue on Early Results from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 Cohort (Autumn, 2001), pp. 666-702
DOI: 10.2307/3069638
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3069638
Page Count: 37
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Abstract

The new NLSY offers researchers opportunities to analyze direct evidence on school-to-work programs, using data collected from individuals and schools. This paper focuses on the consequences of school-to-work programs for youth employment and schooling decisions while in high school, and students' subjective assessments of the likelihood of future schooling and work behavior. School-to-work participation does not appear to influence behavior likely associated with future college attendance, although it does appear to increase respondents' subjective probabilities of obtaining a high-school diploma. More in accordance with the traditional view of school-to-work programs, participation increases the perceived likelihood of future labor market activity.

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