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The economic value of opportunity youth

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Belfield, Clive R.
Levin, Henry M.
Rosen, Rachel
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January 2012
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January 2012

In their early adult years, it is important for youth to gain additional skills through further educational, training, and work experience. Yet, many of America’s youth are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market – they are not investing in their human capital or earning income. Their disconnection represents a significant loss of economic opportunity for the nation. This report examines the status of these ‘opportunity youth’. (author abstract)

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