Reports

CEW explores the links between education, career preparation, and workplace demands. Our research focuses on jobs, skills, and equity with the goal of better aligning education and training with workforce and labor market demand.


Learning While Earning: The New Normal

The New Normal finds that over the last 25 years, more than 70 percent of college students have been working while enrolled.

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Hispanos: Carreras Universitarias e Ingresos

Las carreras universitarias no están perfectamente vinculadas a las ocupaciones, pero sí determinan ingresos a lo largo de la vida. Hoy una educación universitaria es la puerta de entrada a la clase media. Los hispanos que no han tenido acceso a recursos económicos a través de generaciones reciben el mayor beneficio económico obteniendo una licenciatura, ya que sus ingresos a lo largo de la vida incrementan.

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Hispanics: College Majors and 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.

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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.

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The Economic Value of College Majors

The Economic Value of College Majors uses Census Data to analyze wages for 137 college majors.

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The Economy Goes to College

This report analyzes long-term changes in how goods and services are produced.

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States Online College Job Market: Ranking The States

The report ranks the states by how many job openings there are per college-educated workers overall and within industries and career fields.

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Nursing: Supply And Demand Through 2020

The study projects that the economy will create 1.6 million job openings for nurses through 2020. Yet, there will not be enough nurses to fill those openings. We project the nursing workforce will be facing a shortfall of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020.

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From Hard Times to Better Times

In this third installment of Hard Times, we update our previous analyses of college majors, unemployment, and earnings over the Great Recession.

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College Is Just the Beginning

In College Is Just the Beginning: The Employer Role in the $1.1 Trillion Postsecondary Education and Training System, we analyze how much employers spend on training, what they spend their training dollars on, and how spending on formal employer-provided training varies by age, educational attainment, and industry sector.

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The Online College Labor Market

More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are posted online. This report analyzes the demand for college talent in the job market by examining online job advertisements for college degree-holders by education, occupations, and industries.

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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.

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The Summer Surge In College Unemployment

Every summer, a rise in unemployment frightens college graduates as they venture into the job market. This rise in unemployment, however, is cyclical and, as such, predictable.

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Separate & 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.

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Separados y Desiguales

El sistema postsecundario es cada vez más pasivo y cómplice, perpetuando sistemáticamente el privilegio racial blanco intergeneracionalmente. Separados y Desiguales: Cómo la educación superior fomenta la reproducción intergeneracional del privilegio racial analiza las tendencias de matrícula de 4,400 instituciones postsecundarias por raza y selectividad institucional durante los últimos 15 años.

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Recovery- Job Growth And Education Requirements Through 2020

Recovery 2020 provides vital labor market information such as which fields are expected to create the most jobs, the education requirements required to gain employment in the U.S., and the skills most coveted by employers.

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Tiempos Difíciles 2013

La Gran Recesión afectó a todos, pero los recientes egresados de la universidad han tenido dificultad encontrando trabajos. La primera edición de Tiempos Difíciles muestra que a pesar de una lenta recuperación, la tasa de desempleo para recientes egresados de la universidad ha declinado 7.9 por ciento (2010), comparada a la tasa de desempleo del 8.9 por ciento (2009).

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Hard Times 2013

The first edition of Hard Times shows that despite the sluggish recovery, the overall unemployment rates for recent college graduates have dropped 7.9 percent (2010), compared to the 8.9 percent (2009) unemployment rate.

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Career and Technical Education

Getting a Bachelor's degree is the best way for most workers to make middle-class wages. In this report, however, we show there are 29 million jobs (21% of all jobs) for workers without Bachelor's degrees. The report also details five major sub-baccalaureate, career and technical education (CTE) pathways: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees.

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The College Advantage

Many of the stories you've heard about the Great Recession often involve the plight of college graduates, or stories about how men and women have fared differently in the recession and recovery. In The College Advantage, we argue that college degrees have served as protection for Americans seeking shelter during a tough economic storm.

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