ERIC Number: ED431378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Five Articles on College Graduates: Outlook, Earnings, and More.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
These five articles present analyses, graphs, and tables showing important trends in the employment of college graduates. The first one, "The Outlook for College Graduates, 1996-2006: Prepare Yourself" (Mark Mittelhauser), concludes that there are more jobseekers with college degrees than there are openings of college-level jobs. "The Class of 1993: One Year After Graduation" (Megan Barkume) reports on a survey of these graduates' employment status, continuing education status, academic performance, earnings, and employment in specific fields. The next article, "Trends in College Degrees" (Jonathan W. Kelinson), identifies trends in college degrees by educational level, field of study, and by college enrollment characteristics. The next paper, "Earnings of College Graduates in 1996" (Theresa Cosca), analyzes the median earnings for 1996 college graduates, the kinds of jobs they held, and the proportion of college graduates who earned less than the median for high school graduates. The final paper, "Occupations and Earnings of Workers with Some College But No Degree" (Daniel Hecker), compares occupational employment patterns and earnings data of this group with workers who have only a high school diploma and with those who have associate and bachelor's degrees. (DB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Compensation (Remuneration), Degrees (Academic), Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Labor Market, Salaries, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Reprinted from the Summer and Fall 1998 issues of the Occupational Outlook Quarterly.