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ERIC Number: ED558183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 104
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
The Economy Goes to College: The Hidden Promise of Higher Education in the Post-Industrial Service Economy
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Rose, Stephen J.
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
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 from manufacturing to the delivery of services like healthcare, education, and finance and business services. Included in the report is the appendix: Sources and Methods.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce