Systematic review of the impact of summer jobs and education on young people's outcomes

Many studies of summer job programmes examine impact on employment and education but there is growing interest in their impact on the reduction of antisocial behaviours, including youth violence and criminal activity.

The initial evidence base on summer employment programmes offers some promise in terms of improving young people’s outcomes on these dimensions as well as their life chances. However, given the lack of a systematic review that estimates the extent of this impact, we cannot yet fully assert this. This current review seeks to fill this evidence gap.