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Jobs for the Future, 2020
Today, 4.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. Often referred to as "opportunity youth," they face significant barriers in the labor market. Policymakers must learn from proven college and career pathways models and craft effective policies to help opportunity youth succeed in education, skills training,…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Jobs for the Future, 2019
Roughly 75 million Americans don't have the work or wages they need to get by. They either lack the skills employers seek or can't access jobs with sufficient pay. These are America's untapped workers--people who are unemployed or underemployed, but who can succeed in the nation's rapidly changing economy if offered the right education, training,…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development
Gould, Elise; Wolfe, Julia; Mokhiber, Zane – Economic Policy Institute, 2019
The members of the high school Class of 2019 who enter the labor market right after graduating have better job prospects than young people who graduated from high school into the aftermath of the recession, a result of the steady (if slow) progression of the economic recovery. This study analyzes data on recent young high school graduates (ages…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Unemployment, Underemployment, Wages
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de Brey, Cristobal; Musu, Lauren; McFarland, Joel; Wilkinson-Flicker, Sidney; Diliberti, Melissa; Zhang, Anlan; Branstetter, Claire; Wang, Xiaolei – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
This report uses statistics to examine current conditions and changes over time in education activities and outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups in the United States. The indicators in this report show that some traditionally disadvantaged racial/ethnic groups have made strides in educational achievement, but that gaps still persist. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Academic Achievement
Okpych, Nathanael J.; Park, Sunggeun; Courtney, Mark E. – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2019
Since the late 1990s, the federal government has increased supports that promote college success for foster youth (Okpych, 2012), such as the $5,000 education and training voucher that foster youth can use each year toward college expenses. A key piece of federal legislation supporting foster youth is the 2008 Fostering Connections to Success and…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Academic Persistence
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 54th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the purpose of the "Digest" is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. It contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
Conneely, Nancy; Hyslop, Alisha – Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), 2018
For nearly a century, career and technical education (CTE) programs across the United States have focused on equipping students with technical and life skills to help them become productive citizens. This brief report presents the benefits of CTE.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Benefits, Skill Development, Job Skills
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
The 2016 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 52nd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Görlich, Anne; Katznelson, Noemi – Educational Research, 2018
Background: Across Europe and the Nordic countries, unemployment among 18-30 year-olds is a major challenge, which in some countries is being tackled by focusing on education. In Denmark, young unemployed people or people on the margins of the education system are assessed regarding what is known as an "education requirement". Hence,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Out of School Youth, Young Adults
Schmidt, Erik P. – US Census Bureau, 2018
Education is highly valued in the United States as a means to acquire skills and experience that allow individuals to realize greater earnings over the course of their working lives. The value placed on education is evidenced by the fact that 89 percent of people 25 years and older have completed high school, and 60 percent have studied beyond the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Enrollment, Economic Climate, Unemployment
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Radford, Alexandria Walton; Fritch, Laura Burns; Leu, Katherine; Duprey, Michael – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
This report presents selected findings from the second follow-up of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). HSLS:09 follows a nationally representative sample of students who were ninth-graders in fall 2009 from the beginning of high school into higher education and the workforce. Key research topics for HSLS:09 include secondary to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Grade 9, Cohort Analysis
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McFarland, Joel; Hussar, Bill; Wang, Xiaolei; Zhang, Jijun; Wang, Ke; Rathbun, Amy; Barmer, Amy; Cataldi, Emily Forrest; Mann, Farrah Bullock – National Center for Education Statistics, 2018
"The Condition of Education 2018" is a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data on education in the United States. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress. This report contains indicators on the state of education in the United States, from prekindergarten through…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Kindergarten
Gould, Elise; Mokhiber, Zane; Wolfe, Julia – Economic Policy Institute, 2018
This study analyzes data on recent young high school graduates (ages 18-21) to learn about the Class of 2018's economic prospects as they start their careers. The report begins by providing a snapshot of the educational attainment of all young adults in this age group (not just graduates) and of all working-age adults (ages 18-64) to provide…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Unemployment, Underemployment, Wages
Shambaugh, Jay; Bauer, Lauren; Breitwieser, Audrey – Hamilton Project, 2018
Human capital investment is central to raising wages. This chapter describes trends in human capital investment and educational attainment. It reviews the evidence of the wage returns to educational attainment and to early childhood education, K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce development policies and programs. Finally, this…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Wages, Educational Attainment, Investment
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