Journals/Articles

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.


We Need a New Deal Between Higher Education and Democratic Capitalism

Anthony P. Carnevale examines the crucial role of higher education in the historical bargain between democracy and capitalism.  

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Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Proposals Could Create Millions of Jobs

Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith analyze President-elect Trump’s 10-year $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, which could create 11 million jobs and restore the job growth trajectory derailed by the Great Recession, but also risks overheating the economy.  

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The Enrollment Effects of Clinton’s Free College Proposal

Anthony P. Carnevale, Martin Van Der Werf, and Cary Lou analyze the potential effects on enrollment of Hillary Clinton’s free college plan. The analysis projects changes in diversity among public and private universities.  

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The Concept of “Mismatch” at Play in the Supreme Court Fisher Decision is Empirically Unsound

Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Martin Van Der Werf provide analysis of nationally representative data that refutes the mismatch theory, and instead shows that average students will graduate at a much higher rate at selective universities compared to open admission institutions.  

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From to College to Career: Making Sense of the Post-Millennial Job Market

In this article, Andrew Hanson and Artem Gulish discuss the evolving job market for millennials. This piece is part of the Georgetown Public Policy Review Spring Edition 2016.  

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Credentials And Competencies: Demonstrating The Economic Value Of Postsecondary Education

In this article, Anthony P. Carnevale focuses on the economic value of college education and training and its economic emphasis to the broader postsecondary mission. This piece was published on the website for the Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials.  

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Sharp Declines in Underemployment for College Graduates

Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith discuss the sharp decline of underemployment for college graduates compared to less-educated workers.

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From College to Jobs: Making Sense of Labor Market Returns to Higher Education

Anthony P. Carnevale and Andrew Hanson provide an overview of labor market outcomes of postsecondary education and how they relate to education practitioners.

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Learn & Earn: Career Pathways for Youth in the 21st Century

Anthony P. Carnevale and Andrew Hanson provide a broad overview of the four major components of career pathways. The chapter highlights the role of industry-based certifications and internships in the United States, examining the ethical question of whether internships are exploitative.

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Workplace Basics: the skills employees need and employers want

Anthony P. Carnevale and Nicole Smith discuss the skills employers need in order to succeed in the job market. This editorial was published in the Human Resource Development International journal Volume 16, Issue 5.

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Certificates and Certifications Making the Difference

Stephen Rose discusses how for some individuals certificates and certifications are just as valuable as a degree. This article was published in Change magazine.

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Getting More Bang for Our College Bucks

Anthony P. Carnevale discusses college education as it pertains to career prospects, and subsequently how students can make the most of their degree. This article was published in Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity.

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21st Century Competencies for College and Career Readiness

Anthony P. Carnevale analyzes the economic changes due to mass-production from the Civil War until the 1970’s. He also examines and describes the standard competencies needed to enter the labor market as we survive the 21st century. This article was published in National Career Development Association: Career Developments Magazine.

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Skills Match

Anthony P. Carnevale discusses how Twelve million Americans are unable to find work and 40 percent of that number has been unemployed for six months or more. Authors, however, estimate the number of job vacancies in this country to be at 3 million per month. This article was published in American Association of Community Colleges Magazine.

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Measuring Green Jobs

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has invested almost $100 billion in the “green economy.”  This includes money for everything from workforce development and training, to research on cutting-edge technologies, to tax breaks for homeowners who weatherize their houses. In 2010, The Center on Education and the Workforce was awarded, along with eight state partners,...

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