The Education Exchange: Why Students Should Work

Summer employment improves high school graduation rates, career readiness

Photo of Alicia Sasser ModestinoAlicia Sasser Modestino, the research director for the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss her latest research, which finds benefits for students selected into a program that matches them with summer jobs.

Year-Round Benefits from Summer Jobs: How work programs impact student outcomes,” co-written with Richard Paulsen, is available now at Education Next.

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