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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
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 ...
A Decade Behind: Breaking Out of the Low-Skill Trap in the Southern Economy
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, ...
Learning While Earning: The New Normal
Learning While Earning: The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled. These 14 million college students face the challenge of balancing work, ...
Nursing: Can It Remain a Source of Upward Mobility Amidst Healthcare Turmoil
With the healthcare system at the center of a contentious and long-running political debate, the prospects for nurses are important. Healthcare makes up more than one-sixth of the US economy and nursing is central as the ...
Nursing: Supply and Demand Through 2020
Nursing: Supply and Demand through 2020 analyzes the growing need for qualified nurses. The study projects that the economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Yet, there will not be enough nurses ...
Iowa: Education and Workforce Trends Through 2025
By 2025, 68 percent of jobs in Iowa will require education and training beyond high school – 3 percentage points above the national average of 65 percent.
Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students
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 ...
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. ...
The Midwest Challenge: Matching Jobs with Education in the Post-Recession Economy
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 ...
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 ...