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Navigating the College-to-Career Pathway

The 10 Rules of Moving from Youth Dependency to Adult Economic Independence

These 10 rules can guide students as they prepare to make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives.

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View Our Covid-19 Research

Workers and households across the country have been devastated by public health crisis and the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Vaccinations Have Ramped Up, But Has Distribution Been Equitable?

One Year of the COVID Economy

Stimulus Payments Offer Much-Needed Help for Struggling Families

Who We Are

Our research focuses on three core areas with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand: Jobs, Skills, and Equity.

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Who We Are

We are an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

Interactive State Map

Use our interactive map to view state-level research on job projections, the economic value of college majors, sector studies on healthcare, nursing, and STEM.

Video Library

Watch dynamic report overviews from our lead economists, media interviews, Capitol Hill testimonies, webinars, conference keynotes, and more.

Who We Are

We are an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

Interactive State Map

Use our interactive map to view state-level research on job projections, the economic value of college majors, sector studies on healthcare, nursing, and STEM.

Resources

Report Overview
October 18, 2021

If Not Now, When?
The Urgent Need for an All-One-System Approach to Youth Policy

Topic: Education and Workforce Policy
Report Overview
October 6, 2021

The College Payoff
More Education Doesn’t Always Mean More Earnings

Topic: Economic Value of Credentials & Competencies
Report Overview
July 14, 2021

Selective Bias
Asian Americans, Test Scores, and Holistic Admissions

Topic: Economic and Racial Justice
Report Overview
May 25, 2021

Mission Not Accomplished
Unequal Opportunities and Outcomes for Black and Latinx Engineers

Topic: Economic and Racial Justice

Research Topics

Since 2008, we have conducted research related to Jobs, Skills, and Equity to better inform students, parents, teachers, and policymakers about the changing relationship between education and careers.

State and Local Analysis

We produce state-level research on the relationship between education and employment and provide state technical assistance.

Economic and Racial Justice

We study the intersections of education and employment by race, ethnicity, class, and gender to inform educators and policymakers about equity issues.

Education and Workforce Policy

Our research breaks down the policy silos among secondary and postsecondary education, and career pathways.

Non-economic Value of Higher Education

We study the effects of higher education on individual health, crime reduction, family stability, and higher rates of civic engagement.

Economic Value of Credentials & Competencies

We connect cognitive competencies with occupational demands and study the labor market value of two- and four-year degrees, certificate and certifications, and other credentials.

Job Projections & Education Requirements

We analyze the education requirements for jobs in different industries, occupations, and geographic areas.