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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015
This third installment of "Hard Times" updates the previous analyses of college majors, unemployment, and earnings over the Great Recession. While there is wide variation by college majors, hard times have become better times for most college graduates, but the recovery is far from complete. Hard times are becoming better times for most…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), College Students, Unemployment, College Graduates
Carnevale, Anthony P. – Trusteeship, 2012
As the United States grinds its way through a halting economic recovery, one thing has become abundantly clear: The recession of 2007 continues to reshape the economy in significant and permanent ways. Perhaps the most profound change is the accelerating disappearance of good-paying jobs that require only a high-school education or less. That…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Salary Wage Differentials
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015
"College Is Just the Beginning: The Employer Role in $1.1 Trillion Postsecondary Education and Training System" focuses on employer investment in formal training for workers in the context of the broader postsecondary education and training system and the primary institutions involved in skill development in the United States. Along with…
Descriptors: Employers, School Business Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015
This report analyzes the growing need for qualified nurses. 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. this report projects that the nursing workforce will be facing a shortfall of roughly 200,000 nursing professionals by 2020. One…
Descriptors: Nursing, Nurses, Supply and Demand, Labor Market
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2015
This report explores the crucial transformation of the United States from an industrial to a post-industrial economy, with a particular focus on the shifting skill levels and incomes of American workers. It shows the increasing value of postsecondary education in today's economy and examines how workers have fared as the nation's focus has shifted…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economics, Service Occupations, Role of Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2014
More than 80 percent of job openings for workers with a bachelor's degree or better are posted online, compared to less than 50 percent of job openings for workers with less education, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The report's findings suggest that careers in STEM fields--Science,…
Descriptors: Internet, Employment, Talent, College Graduates
Carnevale, Anthony P. – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the American Graduation Initiative emphasize Pell grant funding and focusing on community colleges and sub-baccalaureate degrees. As a result, the administration's postsecondary strategy shifts postsecondary resources to the least advantaged students and the two-year and less selective four-year…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Human Capital, Role of Education, Educational Change
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
No one has had it worse than the Midwest. Job losses in the "great recession" of 2007 spared no region, but the bulk of industries hardest hit were in the Midwestern states. This is the second of a series of reports detailing the job and educational demand prospects for workers, by major census regions. When compared to all other regions, the loss…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Industry, Education Work Relationship
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The question, as individuals slowly dig out from under the wreckage left by the Great Recession, is unavoidable: "Is college worth it?" The authors' answer: "Yes, extensive research, ours included, finds that a college degree is still worth it." A Bachelor's degree is one of the best weapons a job seeker can wield in the fight for employment and…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Majors (Students), Unemployment, High School Graduates
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The Great Recession that began in December 2007 laid bare many of the shortcomings of the American workforce, especially the lack of workers with postsecondary education. A large majority of jobs lost in the recession and in the recovery had been held by workers with a high school diploma or less. The only real gains made during the still…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, Employment Patterns
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2012
The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Economic Climate, Employment Patterns
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2010
The New England states, like the rest of the nation, are finally starting to show signs of a recovery from the Great Recession of 2008, albeit at different paces. Three of the states, however, still have unemployment rates that are about four percentage points above where they were before the recession began in 2007. Arising from this recovery,…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Labor Needs, Competence, Credentials
Carnevale, Anthony P. – School Administrator, 2008
From the Civil War until the 1970s, the United States was the world's most successful mass-production economy, the very best at producing standardized goods and services at least cost and selling them at the lowest price. These mass-production successes required rigorous discipline and narrow skill. Final products and services were broken down…
Descriptors: Competition, Job Skills, Skilled Workers, Labor Needs
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Carnevale, Anthony P. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
"College for all" arises from deep in our individualistic cultural bias, and the motto works as a public narrative because high school vocational alternatives are widely regarded as second best by the general public, if not by the elites. However, there is more to "college for all" than cultural bias, political positioning, and middle-class angst.…
Descriptors: Job Training, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
The United States has been underproducing college-going workers since 1980. Supply has failed to keep pace with growing demand, and as a result, income inequality has grown precipitously. From 1915 to 1980, supply grew in tandem with demand. But, starting in 1990, the share of college-educated young people in the workforce rose very slowly. If the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Technological Advancement, Economic Development, Human Capital
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