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Second-Chance Programs for Youth


by Frederick Doolittle 1995

In this chapter I review key studies of second-chance education, training, and employment programs for economically disadvantaged youth who lack a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED). The central question in most of this research is whether these programs improve the later employment prospects of the young people they serve, though attention is also given to whether the programs achieve intermediate outcomes such as attainment of a GED or high school diploma. Following a review of the research record, several policy implications of these findings are discussed.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 94, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 96 Number 6, 1995, p. 124-142
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18839, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 9:47:04 AM

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  • Frederick Doolittle
    Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
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    FREDERICK DOOLITTLE is an economist and is Assistant Director of Research at the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation in New York City.
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