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Holzer, Harry J.; Baum, Sandy – Brookings Institution Press, 2017
Too many disadvantaged college students in America do not complete their coursework with any college credential, while others earn degrees or certificates with little labor market value. Large numbers of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts that they have difficulty repaying. The authors provide a new review of the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, Disproportionate Representation
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Arbeit, Caren A.; Horn, Laura – National Center for Education Statistics, 2017
In 2012, more than 13 percent of undergraduates attended for-profit postsecondary institutions, up from 9 percent in 2009. The rapid growth of the for-profit sector has renewed public scrutiny and concern about the historically poor labor market outcomes of students at many of these institutions and the amount of debt students in these…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Enrollment Rate, Demography, Student Characteristics
OECD Publishing, 2015
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the output of educational institutions; the impact of learning across countries; the financial and human resources invested in education; access, participation and progression in…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Adults
American Institutes for Research, 2016
For high school students and their parents, paying for college can be daunting, particularly if student loans are a factor. Some advocates have suggested that income share agreements (ISAs) may help these families finance postsecondary education. ISAs are an alternative form of financial aid in which students pledge a portion of their future…
Descriptors: Income Contingent Loans, Paying for College, High School Students, College Bound Students
Yu, Serena; Bretherton, Tanya; Schutz, Hanna – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
This is a report of the first year of a three-year project entitled "Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market." The project's aim is to research how pathways can be improved within education, within work, and between education and work. There are three strands in the project; the first strand is…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, Financial Services, Vocational Education
Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Crary-Ross, Shane – MDRC, 2014
As globalization and technological change remake the labor market, it has become increasingly clear that the United States must create better educational and workforce training programs if we are to remain competitive. In order to help disadvantaged and low-skilled workers advance in the new labor market, educational opportunities are needed that…
Descriptors: Dropouts, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Transitional Programs
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Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael S. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
The world of higher education is a world of sorting, selecting, and ranking--on both sides of the market. Colleges select students to recruit and then to admit; students choose where to apply and which offer to accept. The sorting process that gets the most attention is in the higher reaches of the market, where it is not too much to say that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Access to Education, Scaling
Malchiodi, Alessandro – RAND Corporation, 2014
This dissertation comprises three essays that empirically examine the educational outcomes of for-profit college students, military enlistees and immigrant youth. All of these are groups of "non-average" students that, in different contexts, pose challenges to the traditional provision of education. Therefore, their outcomes need to be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, College Students
Kirst, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Most of the nation's eighth graders aspire to college. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them will not realize their ambition to complete their higher education and gain some advantage in the job market. In this article, the author contends that the connections between high schools and higher-education institutions are still not what they should…
Descriptors: High Schools, Labor Market, Grade 8, Accountability
Malchiodi, Alessandro – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation comprises three essays that empirically examine the educational outcomes of for-profit college students, military enlistees and immigrant youth. All of these are groups of "non-average" students that, in different contexts, pose challenges to the traditional provision of education. Therefore, their outcomes need to be…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Proprietary Schools, Outcomes of Education, College Students
Lovenheim, Michael F.; Reynolds, C. Lockwood – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
The higher education system in the United States is characterized by a large degree of quality heterogeneity, and there is a growing literature suggesting students attending higher quality universities have better educational and labor market outcomes. In this paper, we use NLSY97 data combined with the difference in the timing and strength of the…
Descriptors: College Choice, Labor Market, Housing, Educational Quality
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2016
Most colleges and universities in the United States require students to take the SAT or ACT as part of the college application process. These tests are high stakes in at least three ways. First, most universities factor scores on these tests into admissions decisions. Second, higher scores can increase a student's chances of being admitted to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Test Preparation, College Applicants, High Stakes Tests
Jobs For the Future, 2014
In 2011, the Harvard Graduate School of Education released "Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century." The report argued that the current education system was too narrowly focused on the goal of preparing all young people to pursue a four-year college or university degree immediately…
Descriptors: Career Education, Labor Force Development, Career Readiness, High School Students
OECD Publishing, 2013
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for accurate and relevant information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in more than 40 countries, including OECD members and G20 partners. Featuring more than 100 charts, 200…
Descriptors: Adults, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, College Students
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
"Research Messages 2014" is a collection of summaries of research published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2014 in the context of changing economic, industrial, social and education conditions, organised under the following broad categories: (1) Productivity: to sustain and build Australia's human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Training, Postsecondary Education
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