- The objective of this systematic review is to determine the quality of existing causal evidence on the effectiveness of specific programs to improve the labor-related outcomes of youth; describe lessons learned from the implementation of such programs; and provide descriptive information from research about the programs.
- The review focuses on employment, training, and education programs providing opportunities for youth aged 14-24 who were neither in school nor in the labor force for an extended period, or were at-risk of dropping out of school and/or the labor force.
- Research with causal, implementation, and descriptive analysis was included in this topic area. CLEAR reviewers assessed the quality of causal evidence presented in impact studies. CLEAR reviewers also evaluated the implementation or process analyses associated with impact studies. All other research was summarized but did not receive a comprehensive review.