Journal Article

A few examples of Chicago tackling youth joblessness


Abstract: Many young people nationwide are undereducated, jobless, and living in poverty with no job prospects; in urban areas particularly, they face a continuing cycle of unemployment, in addition to substandard and often dangerous neighborhood conditions. Using greater Chicagoland (including the city and Cook County) as a case study, this article will highlight how capital and resources from the private sector, namely loans, investments, and services from regulated financial institutions (e.g., banks) could foster greater economic and community development, especially for underserved and at-risk youth.

Keywords: housing; Community Reinvestment Act(CRA); unemmployment; Employment;

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Part of Series: Profitwise

Publication Date: 2018

Issue: 5

Pages: 1-10