New analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center) finds that President-elect Trump’s 10-year $1 trillion infrastructure proposal could create 11 million jobs, restoring the job growth trajectory derailed by the Great Recession, but also risks overheating the economy.
The theory that an average student, including minority students, will be overmatched at a selective university and will do poorly is empirically unsound, according to a new analysis from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). In fact, all students with above average test scores will succeed at a higher rate at selective colleges than open-admission…
As part of its multi-state effort to help develop information systems that integrate education and workforce data to improve policies and programs, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has officially launched a web portal to house its research for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suggestion during a hearing of oral arguments for the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that African-American students do not benefit from attending more academically rigorous colleges is at odds with empirical research on the subject, according to researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
In an article about underemployment rates in the nation, authors Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith discuss the sharp decline of underemployment for college graduates compared to less-educated workers.
Which majors are popular for Hispanics around the country and what are their respective annual earnings? Majors are not perfectly aligned with occupations, but they do determine lifetime earnings. Today a college education is the gateway to the middle class. Hispanics who have not had access to economic resources over generations receive the most benefit from earning a Bachelor’s degree as their lifetime earnings increases.
Good Jobs Are Back: College Graduates Are First in Line analyzes the production of jobs since 2010 and defines the components of a good job. These jobs pay $53,000 or more and tend to be full-time with lucrative benefits such as retirement and healthcare. The study finds that of the 6.6 million jobs created since 2010, 2.9 million were good jobs. Only 100,000 of those jobs were filled by people with less than a Bachelor’s degree.
The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors to detail the most popular college majors, the majors that are most likely to lead to an advanced degree, and the economic benefit of earning an advanced degree by undergraduate major.