SUMMER-JOBSSometimes the simplest ideas can have powerful impact. Good read from NY Magazine on results from a study by University of Pennsylvania criminologist Sara Heller .

Some of her key findings include longer term effects of summer employment programs in reducing youth violence and some evidence that even modest investments can yield significant benefits.

This study helped prove, Heller writes, that “such programs need not be hugely costly to improve outcomes for disadvantaged youth; well-targeted, low-cost employment policies can make a substantial difference, even for a problem as destructive and complex as youth violence.”





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