Since the 1980s, young adults are launching their careers later, and older adults, especially women and the college-educated, are delaying retirement and earning more. The result of these trends has been a lost decade for young people, marked by declining access to full-time jobs.
The complete report, Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation a jointly effort by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and The Generations Initiative is available online cew.georgetown.edu/failuretolaunch.
Since 1995, 82 percent of new white enrollments have gone to the 468 most selective colleges, while 72 percent of new Hispanic enrollment and 68 percent of new African-American enrollment have gone to the two-year open-access schools.
The complete report Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege and its executive summary are available online at http://cew.georgetown.edu/separateandunequal
Failure to Launch
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.
The Summer Surge in College Unemployment
A rise in unemployment frightens college graduates as they venture into the job market.This rise in unemployment, however, is cyclical & predictable.The study analyses the summer surge & includes recommendations for students getting ready to graduate
Separate and Unequal
The higher education system is more and more complicit as a passive agent in the systematic reproduction of white racial privilege across generations. This report analyzes enrollment trends at 4,400 postsecondary institutions by race in the past 15 years
Recovery: Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020
Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2020. This report shows where the jobs will be by education level, occupation and industry. Recovery 2020 is an update to our Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018.
Hard Times 2013: College Majors, Unemployment, and Earnings
We find that the recession affected everyone, but recent college graduates have had continued difficulty finding jobs.
Career and Technical Education: Five Ways That Pay Along the Way to the B.A.
This report details the 29 million "middle jobs"—jobs that pay middle class wages for workers without a four-year degree and the five major pathways that lead to those jobs.
The College Advantage
How American workers fared in the Great Recession and recovery by education, sex, industry, and occupation
By 2020, 1 out of every 5 dollars will be spent on healthcare in the U.S. In this report, we project 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require postsecondary education.
Certificates: Gateway to Gainful Employment and College Degrees
Certificates are the fastest growing postsecondary credential, and second only to Bachelor's degrees in the number earned each year. In this report, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the returns to certificates and who earns them.
Hard Times: College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal
Despite hard times for recent graduates, college is still worth it.
A postsecondary education is the best path to the middle class, but others exist. We examine which career clusters offer the most promising opportunity for job seekers of varying education levels.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics workers are the source of growth and innovation, but meeting the economy's demand for these critical skills will be challenging.
The Midwest Challenge
This report finds that the twelve Midwestern states are no longer dependent on manufacturing. New jobs in the region will be in high-skill service industries such as education and healthcare.
The College Payoff
College pays off over a lifetime, but occupation, gender, race and ethnicity matter too. The report also details how some workers can make more than their better-educated counterparts.
The Undereducated American
The United States has been underproducing college-educated workers for 30 years, and is paying for it with increased income inequality.
What's It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors
This report details the relationships between major, gender, race/ethnicity, attending graduate school, and earnings.
Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018
Landmark report shows where the jobs will be, by education level, occupation and industry through 2018, and how postsecondary education is increasingly essential to middle class earnings.
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.