YTD Evaluation Finds Positive Impacts on Employment in Florida and West Virginia (In Focus Brief)
Social Security Administration
Interventions like YTD which provide services such as assistance in preparing resumes, mock interviewing, and job search assistance can put youth with disabilities on more independent paths as they transition from school to work. In order to evaluate the success of these interventions, analysts focus on outcomes such as participation in services, paid employment status, and earnings.
With funding from the Social Security Administration (SSA), Mathematica and its partners MDRC and TransCen, Inc. began a multi-year evaluation of YTD in 2005. The evaluation was designed to assess the effectiveness of YTD programs in six sites across the country.