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Snapshots: Key Findings From Labor Evaluations


Comprehensive Intervention Helps High School Dropouts

Comprehensive Intervention Helps High School Dropouts

In June 2011, MDRC completed a rigorous impact evaluation of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe, a 17 month residential and mentoring program designed to reengage 16 to 18 year old high school dropouts in education and work... [Read more] (PDF)

Half of Workplace Injury and Illness Costs Are Borne by Injured Workers and their Families

Half of Workplace Injury and Illness Costs Are Borne by Injured Workers and their Families

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that every year, employers record nearly three million serious occupational injuries and illnesses that range in severity from wounds, amputations, back injuries and... [Read more] (PDF)

Women Veterans Who Get Employment Services from Veterans Specialists Earn More

Women Veterans Who Get Employment Services from Veterans Specialists Earn More

The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) fund specialists in local American Job Centers to provide intensive services to veterans, particularly those with significant barriers to employment. A recent study suggests that ... [Read more] (PDF)

Letters to Firms Increase their Requests for Free Workplace Health and Safety Consultations

Letters to Firms Increase their Requests for Free Workplace Health and Safety Consultations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administrationís (OSHA) sends High Rate Letters (HRL) to work establishments that ... [Read more] (PDF)

Summer Jobs

Summer Jobs Reduce Youth Violence

A random assignment evaluation of the Summer Plus program targets high school youth living in some of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago...[Read more] (PDF)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) at Work

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) at Work

More than half of workers are eligible for the protections under FMLA. FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to... [Read more] (PDF)

Minimum Wage Violations Cost Workers Millions

Minimum Wage Violations Cost Workers Millions

Most employers comply with labor laws, but there are still a lot of minimum wage violations. One study estimated... [Read more] (PDF)

Registered Apprenticeships are Good Career Investments

Registered Apprenticeships are Good Career Investments

Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs are based on close partnerships among businesses, unions... [Read more] (PDF)