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Reports | Executive Office of The President of The United States | 2015

Economic Costs of Youth Disadvantage and High-return Opportunities for Change

This report examines the barriers that disadvantaged youth, particularly young men of color, face and quantifies the enormous costs this poses to the U.S. economy. In particular, this report focuses on the significant disparities in education, exposure to the criminal justice system, and employment that persist between young men of color and other Americans. 
 
Closing these opportunity gaps and lowering barriers to achievement would result in substantial economic gains.