Reports

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 that end, we divide our research into the following:


Career Clusters

In Career Clusters, we examine which sectors of the labor market afford individuals the best route to a middle class income. Using forecasts, we identify the most promising clusters for job seekers with a high school diploma or less, middle skills such as a certificate or Associate's degree, and those with Bachelor's degrees or better.

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STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics workers are the source of growth and innovation, but meeting the economy's demand for these critical skills will be challenging.

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The Midwest Challenge

This report finds that the twelve Midwestern states are no longer dependent on manufacturing. New jobs in the region will be in high-skill service industries such as education and healthcare.

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The College Payoff

College pays off over a lifetime, but occupation, gender, race and ethnicity matter too. The College Payoff also details how some workers can make more than their better-educated counterparts.

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The Undereducated American

The United States has been under producing college-educated workers for 30 years, and is paying for it with increased income inequality.

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What’s It Worth?: The Economic Value of College Majors

This report details the relationships between major, gender, race/ethnicity, attending graduate school, and earnings.

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Help Wanted

Landmark report shows where the jobs will be, by education level, occupation and industry through 2018, and how postsecondary education is increasingly essential to middle class earnings.

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