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ERIC Number: ED558185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 78
Abstractor: ERIC
Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Hanson, Andrew R.; Gulish, Artem
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
The lockstep march from school to work and then on to retirement no longer applies for a growing share of Americans. Many young adults are launching their careers later, while older adults are working longer. As a result, the education and labor market institutions that were the foundation of a 20th century system are out of sync with the 21st century knowledge economy. This six-part report examines trends in employment, labor force participation, annual earnings, and occupations for young and older adults, by sex, race/ethnicity, and education. The following are appended: (1) Methodology; and (2) Detailed Occupational Changes for Young Adults between 1980 and 2010, and Endnotes.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Joyce Foundation; Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: Georgetown University, Center on Education and the Workforce; The Generations Initiative, a project of The Tides Center
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