Leveraging the Youth Development Study Archive to Inform Local Public Policy
This project, uniting University of Minnesota researchers with the Ramsey County Policy Team, will probe the vast Youth Development Study data archive to address key issues surrounding education and work that face our community and state. The Policy Team will focus on initiatives to promote education, employment, and economic development and to alleviate poverty. The proposed project offers a rare opportunity for the Policy Team to better bridge theory and practice to inform local educational and employment efforts. This collaborative research will draw on local survey data collected since the late 1980s that encompass three generations of St. Paul families. Leveraging this unique data archive offers the potential for crucial insights into what factors may foster the resiliency of future generations of Minnesotans. Researcher: Jeylan Mortimer (Department of Sociology).