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    • How Increasing College Access is Increasing Inequality, and What to Do about It 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff (2010-06)
      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 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff (2010-06)
      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 ...
    • What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Melton, Michelle (2011-05)
      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. ...
    • The Undereducated American 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J. (2011-06)
      The United States has been underproducing college-educated workers for decades. The undersupply of postsecondary-educated workers has led to both inefficiency and inequity . . . Adding 20 million additional postsecondary-educated ...
    • The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime earnings 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.; Cheah, Ban (2011-08)
      A college degree pays off--but by just how much? In this report, we examine just what a college degree is worth--and what else besides a degree might influence an individual's potential earnings. This report examines ...
    • The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (2011-09)
      While the economy continues to transition from a production-based economy to a services-based economy, manufacturing and agricultural employment in the Midwest will continue to decline. However, Midwestern states are no ...
    • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Melton, Michelle (2011-10)
      Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations are critical to our continued economic competitiveness because of their direct ties to innovation, economic growth, and productivity, even though they ...
    • Career clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School through College Jobs, 2008-2018 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Stone, James R., III; Kotamraju, Pradeep; Steuernagel, Bruce; Green, Kimberly A. (2011-11)
      The best pathway to the middle class is through a postsecondary education, but not everyone goes directly from high school to college. Are those who enter the workforce directly from high school doomed to work minimum wage ...
    • Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff (2012-01)
      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 ...
    • Healthcare 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem; Beach, Bennett H. (2012-06)
      In Healthcare, we provide detailed analyses and projections of healthcare fields, occupations, and their wages. In addition, we discuss the important skills and work values associated with healthcare fields and occupations. ...
    • Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.; Hanson, Andrew R. (2012-06)
      Certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the U.S.: Over 1 million are awarded each year. In the context of concerns about rising college costs and student loan debt, certificates, ...
    • A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (2012-07)
      The South is caught in a low-skill/low-wage trap. But which came first: low skills or a low wage economy? The South's current predicament is reminiscent of the old adage about the "chicken or the egg." So, which came first, ...
    • The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundara, Tamara; Cheah, Ban (2012-08)
      Many of the stories you've heard about the Great Recession often involve the plight of college graduates, or stories about how men and women have fared differently in the recession and recovery. The media have even created ...
    • Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A. 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundara, Tamara; Hanson, Andrew R. (2012-09)
      Getting a Bachelor's degree is the best way for most workers to make middle-class wages. In this report, however, we show there are 29 million jobs (21% of all jobs) for workers without Bachelor's degrees. The report also ...
    • Hard Times 2013: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban (2013-05)
      In the past, a college degree all but assured job seekers employment and high earnings, but today, what you make depends on what you take. In Hard Times 2013, we show differences in unemployment and earnings based on major ...
    • Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Strohl, Jeff (2013-06)
      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 ...
    • Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege 

      Carnevale, Anthony P; Strohl, Jeff (2013-07)
      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 ...
    • Separados y Desiguales: 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff (2013-07)
      El sistema postsecundario es cada vez más pasivo y cómplice, perpetuando sistemáticamente el privilegio racial blanco intergeneracionalmente. Separados y Desiguales: Cómo la educación superior fomenta la reproducción ...
    • The Summer Surge in College Unemployment: Why It Happens and What You can Do About It 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Gulish, Artem (2013-08)
      The Summer Surge In College Unemployment shows a rise in unemployment that frightens college graduates as they venture into the job market. This rise in unemployment, however, is cyclical and predictable. The study analyses ...
    • Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Hanson, Andrew R.; Gulish, Artem (2013-09)
      Failure to Launch includes an analysis of labor force participation, employment, and earnings for young adults in their 20s and older adults in their 50s, 60s, and 70s between 1980 and 2012.