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Neumark, David; Johnson, Hans; Mejia, Marisol Cuellar – Economics of Education Review, 2013
The impending retirement of the baby boom cohort represents the first time in the history of the United States that such a large and well-educated group of workers will exit the labor force. This could imply skill shortages in the U.S. economy. We develop near-term labor force projections of the educational demands on the workforce and the supply…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Employment Projections, Skilled Workers
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Neumark, David; Troske, Kenneth – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2012
Since U.S. economic growth began to slow in 2006, both the Bush and Obama Administrations have enacted a number of fairly costly programs designed to stimulate the economy and employment growth. Because many of these programs are fairly new, there has been little comprehensive examination of their impacts, but initial analysis suggests that these…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Employment Patterns, Human Capital, Labor Market
Neumark, David; Johnson, Hans; Li, Qian; Schiff, Eric – AARP, 2011
The impending retirement of the baby boom cohort could pose dramatic challenges for the U.S. labor force for at least two reasons. First, the boomers--adults born between 1946 and 1964--are large in number. Second, boomers are relatively well educated. In this report we develop and analyze occupational and labor force projections to the year 2018,…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Employment Projections, Labor Force