Call for papers: effectiveness of youth employment programs

“What works? The effectiveness of youth employment programs”

Berlin, Germany, 29 – 30 June 2017

We invite submission of research papers addressing the labor market experience of young workers. In particular, this includes impact evaluations of labor market policies and educational programs. We are interested in both evidence from developed and developing economies. Novel interventions and analyses of labor market institutions facing youths, as well as methodological papers in program evaluation and survey papers will be considered. Also see the detailed Call for Papers attached.

Please send a full paper or extended abstract to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21 April 2017.

Acceptance decisions will be communicated by 05 May 2017.

Academic keynote: Professor Jeffrey Smith, University of Michigan.

The conference brings together policy makers, NGO practitioners, experts from international organizations, and researchers working on helping disadvantaged youths find quality employment.  It takes place at the GIZ Repräsentanz in the heart of Berlin.

The conference is part of a research project that RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research is conducting together with GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the International Labour Organisation ILO, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank IDB. The project is financed by the Leibniz Association. Conference organizer: Prof. Jochen Kluve, RWI and Humboldt University Berlin.

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