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ERIC Number: ED534455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug-15
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm. Executive Summary
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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 struggling recovery are in jobs filled by workers with at least some postsecondary education. The gradual shift to more-educated workers has been going on for decades, but the recession gave it a mighty push. It also left the country with an urgent need to find a way to train workers for the more skilled jobs. This executive summary presents findings on the current employment trends. (Contains 1 table, 6 figures and 3 footnotes.) [For the main report, "The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm," see ED534454.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce