Book Chapters

The Center on Education and the Workforce strives to better articulate links between education, career preparation, and workplace demands. We conduct research in three core areas with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand: jobs, skills, and people. To view more publications click here.


Learn and Earn: Connecting Education to Careers in the 21st Century

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Andrew Hanson The authors take a look at the link connecting degree attainment with careers and skills needed in the 21st century. This book chapter appears in Transforming U.S. Workforce Development Policies for the 21st Century edited by Carl Van Horn, Tammy Edwards and Tom Green.  December 01, 2015    

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The Promise of O*Net

Author: Anthony P. Carnevale  In this book chapter, Dr. Carnevale discusses how O*Net could become the golden spike that joins education and career tracks. This book chapter appears in Minding the Gap: Why Integrating High School with College Makes Sense and How to Do It edited by Nancy Hoffman, Joel Vargas, Andrea Venezia, and Marc S. Miller. September...

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Achieving Racial and Economic Diversity with Race-Blind Admission Policy

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale, Stephen Rose and Jeff Strohl. The authors take a groundbreaking look at how socioeconomic affirmative action programs, percentage plans, or a combination of the two, could work at the nation’s most selective 193 institutions. This book chapter appears in The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v....

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Women, Jobs and Opportunity in the 21st Century

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith. This book chapter examines women’s education attainment, economic security, and the existing barriers to women’s educational and economic success. This book chapter appears in A Paper Series Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of American Women: Report of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. March 10, 2014

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Get Smart: A 21st-Century Education for All Women

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith. Barriers that limit women’s educational success are identified in this book chapter by analyzing how education plays a critical component in a women’s life and economic status. This book chapter appears in A Women’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, part of The Shriver Report, edited by Maria Shriver, Olivia Morgan,...

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America’s Future Workforce

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith. The authors examine the increased demand for postsecondary education and training arising from changes in the fast-growing communities of color. This book chapter appears in All-In Nation: An America that Works for All, a collaboration between the Center for American Progress and Policylink, edited by Vanessa Cárdenas and Sarah Treuhaft. August 16, 2013

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Two Key Actions to Align Postsecondary Education with the Labor Market

Author: Anthony P. Carnevale. This book chapter details two ideas that would connect college programs with career pathways: aligning curriculum to promote the development of skills with labor market value and connecting transcript data from colleges with wage records to determine the economic value of college programs. This book chapter, commissioned by the IBM Center for...

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Postsecondary Education and Economic Opportunity

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl. This book chapter discusses he increase in the demand for postsecondary education and training in the economy and analyzes the annual earnings by education level. This book chapter appears in Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America, edited by Laura W. Perna. November 19, 2012

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How Increasing College Access Is Increasing Inequality, and What to Do About It

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Jeff Strohl. The authors share their research on a coherent and concrete way for colleges and universities to provide a leg up to economically disadvantaged students in the selective college admissions. This research was referenced in the affirmative action Supreme Court Case Fisher vs. University of Texas in two amicus briefs: Fisher I: Brief...

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Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity, and Selective College Admissions

Authors: Anthony P. Carnevale and Stephen Rose. This book chapter concludes that race-sensitive affirmative action policies should be retained and expanded to include low-income students. This research was referenced in the affirmative action Supreme Court Case Fisher vs. University of Texas in two amicus briefs: Fisher I: Brief of the American Association for Affirmative Action as Amicus Curiae in...

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