Panel Paper: Short-Term Impacts of the Year Up Core Program: Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Friday, November 3, 2017
Acapulco (Hyatt Regency Chicago)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

David Fein, Abt Associates, Inc.

This presentation presents findings on the implementation and early impacts of the Year Up core program in a new Pathways to Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Evaluation report. Impact analyses are based on a randomized controlled trial, with a sample of 2,544 young adults recruited in 2013-14. The main data sources are an 18-month follow-up survey and two administrative data systems: wage data in the National Directory of New Hires and college enrollment records in the National Student Clearinghouse covering up to 2 ½ years post random assignment. Findings address confirmatory and secondary hypotheses for impacts on employment and earnings, as well exploratory hypotheses for impacts on financial circumstances, college enrollment and completion, and subgroup differences.