CLEAR's mission is to make research on labor topics more accessible to practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and the public more broadly so that it can inform their decisions about labor policies and programs. CLEAR identifies and summarizes many types of research, including descriptive statistical studies and outcome analyses, implementation, and causal impact studies. For causal impact studies, CLEAR assesses the strength of the design and methodology in studies that look at the effectiveness of particular policies and programs.
Program matching delinquent and at-risk youth to jobs increases earnings
Average weekly wages of youth matched to jobs in the Demand-Side Youth Offender Demonstration Project were about 48 percent higher than their peers.MORE
Can a reentry program help young men find and keep jobs with benefits?
Fifteen months after release, formerly incarcerated young men in the Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative were 29 percent more likely to find and keep jobs with benefits.MORE
Short-term training program offers better job outcomes for disadvantaged workers
In Texas, the Rapid Employment Model helped disadvantaged workers increase their likelihood of finding a job by 5.3 percentage points.MORE
Registered Apprenticeship program significantly boosts jobs, earnings
Compared to nonparticipants, workers in the program earned up to $6,595 more per year and increased their employment rates by nearly 9 percentage points.MORE