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What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
We've always been able to say how much a Bachelor's degree is worth in general. Now, we show what each Bachelor's degree major is worth. The report finds that different undergraduate majors result in very different earnings. ...
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal
Much attention has been devoted to the 9 percent unemployment among recent college graduates, leading some to conclude that college is no longer worth it. In Hard Times, we argue that college remains the best alternative ...
How Increasing College Access is Increasing Inequality, and What to Do about It
The good news is that more students are going to college. The bad news is that today's students find themselves in an increasingly stratified system.
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
The report presents a new approach that answers some critical questions about the emerging economy, including: When will the jobs come back? Where will the jobs be? Which states? Which industries? Which occupations? What ...
Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required
(Center on Education and the Workforce, 2009)
Help Wanted: Postsecondary Education and Training Required attests to the increasing importance of postsecondary credentials for achieving middle-class earnings and status.
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
This report looks forward to the year 2020 and predicts the state of the American economy. Recovery 2020 provides vital labor market information such as which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education ...
Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs: High School, Middle Skills, and Bachelor's Degree
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries ...
Good Jobs that Pay without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis
The reported death of the middle economy is greatly exaggerated. There are 30 million good jobs in the United States today that pay without a BA (bachelor’s degree). These good jobs have median earnings of $55,000 annually. ...
Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege
The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational ...
Good Jobs that Pay without a BA
The blue-collar economy conjures images of shuttered factories and the disappearance of good jobs. Those images reflect the suffering among blue-collar workers left behind by the shift away from an economy based in ...