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Author: DiNitto, Diana M.
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1. Oh, Sehun
DiNitto, Diana M.
Powers, Daniel A.
Spillover Effects of Job Skills Training on Substance Misuse Among Low-Income Youths With Employment Barriers: A Longitudinal Cohort Study
American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) published online (16 April 2020): DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305631.
Also: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2020.305631
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: American Public Health Association
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use; Drug Use; Job Skills; Job Training; Substance Use

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Objectives. To examine spillover effects of job skills training (vs basic services only [e.g., adult basic education, job readiness training]) on substance misuse among low-income youths with employment barriers.

Methods. Data came from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, a longitudinal cohort study of youths born between 1980 and 1984 in the United States. Based on respondents' reports of substance misuse (past-month binge drinking and past-year marijuana and other illicit drug use) from 2000 to 2016, we estimated substance misuse trajectories of job skills training (n = 317) and basic services (n = 264) groups. We accounted for potential selection bias by using inverse probability of treatment weighting.

Results. Compared with the basic services group, the job skills training group showed notable long-term reductions in its illicit drug misuse trajectory, translating to a 56.9% decrease in prevalence rates from 6.5% in year 0 to 2.8% in year 16.

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Oh, Sehun, Diana M. DiNitto and Daniel A. Powers. "Spillover Effects of Job Skills Training on Substance Misuse Among Low-Income Youths With Employment Barriers: A Longitudinal Cohort Study." American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) published online (16 April 2020): DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2020.305631.