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    • African Americans: College Majors and Earnings 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L.; Porter, Andrea; Landis-Santos, Jennifer (2016-02)
      Earnings vary greatly among college majors. While college access has increased among African Americans, they are overrepresented in majors that lead to low-paying jobs. African Americans: College Majors and Earnings shows ...
    • America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Gulish, Artem (2016-06)
      Over 95 percent of jobs created during the recovery have gone to college-educated workers, while those with a high school diploma or less are being left behind. This report reveals that those with at least some college ...
    • Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole (2018)
      Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more difficult for students, especially students from low income backgrounds, to attain the right mix ...
    • Born to Win, Schooled to Lose 

      Carnevale, Anthony; Fasules, Megan; Quinn, Michael; Peltier Campbell, Kathryn (Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019)
      In this study, we test the idea that demonstrated achievement is a perfect reflection of innate ability by tracing children’s journeys through and beyond the educational system, from their academic performance in ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Garcia, Tanya I.; Gulish, Artem (2017-07)
      Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers, calls for states to help students, their families, and employers unpack the meaning of postsecondary credentials and assess their value in the labor market.
    • Certificates in Oregon: A Model for Workers to Jump-Stop or Reboot Careers 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Ridley, Neil; Fasules, Megan L. (2018)
      Across the country, individuals are turning to post-secondary certificates as an accessible, low-cost route to economic opportunity. Certificates, which typically recognize completion of a program of study between high ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...
    • College Is Just The Beginning: Employes' Role in the $1.1 Trillion Postsecondary Education and Training System 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem (2015-02)
      College Is Just the Beginning: Employer’s Role in the $1.1 Trillion Postsecondary Education and Training System analyzes how much employers spend on training, what they spend their training dollars on, and how spending on ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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.
    • Five Rules of the College and Career Game 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban (2018)
      Because post-secondary education and training have become the most well-traveled pathways to middle class earnings, both students and the educators who serve them need to learn new rules of the college and career game.
    • From Hard Times to Better Times 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban (2015-02)
      In this third installment of Hard Times, we update our previous analyses of college majors, unemployment, and earnings over the Great Recession. While there is wide variation by college majors, hard times have become better ...
    • Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Gulish, Artem (2015-08)
      The growth of U.S. jobs and wages during the recovery is analyzed in Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line. The findings show that since 2010, the economy has produced 6.6 million employment opportunities. ...
    • Good Jobs that Pay without a BA 

      Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Ridley, Neil; Strohl, Jeff (2017-07)
      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 ...
    • Good Jobs that Pay without a BA: A State-by-State Analysis 

      Carneval, Anthony P.; Ridley, Neil; Strohl, Jeff (2017-11)
      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. ...
    • 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 ...