Working while in school has long-lasting effects on human capital formation

A well-designed work-study program can boost human capital accumulation, with long-lasting, positive effects on participants’ labor market outcomes, according to a study that analyzed “Yo Estudio y Trabajo” (YET), a program which provides students in Uruguay aged 16 to 20 with a first formal part-time work experience in state-owned companies for up to one year.

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