Evaluation reports and studies
Back Summative evaluation of the Horizontal Youth Employment Strategy
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Strategic Policy and Research Branch Employment and Social Development Canada
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public - governmental body
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The Youth Employment Strategy consists of three streams: Career Focus (CF), Skills Link (SL), and Summer Work Experience (SWE). The objectives of YES are to enhance employability skills, encourage educational attainment, increase the number of skilled young Canadians aged 15 to 30 years, facilitate youth transition to the labour market and provide labour market/employment information to youth.
Methodological approach: The methodologies used in this evaluation incorporated multiple lines of enquiry consisting of surveys, a document review, literature review and key informant interviews. In addition, two separate non-experimental incremental impact studies were carried out that compared ESDC CF and SL participants who participated in either CF or SL in 2003 to 2006 with individuals aged 15 to 30 who had received a limited treatment consisting of an Employment Assistance Service (EAS) intervention as part of the Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA). This allowed for the assessment of the average treatment effect of participation in CF or SL compared to participation in a limited treatment (identified throughout this report as the limited treatment comparison group or comparison group).