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Shanafelt, Amy; Sadeghzadeh, Claire; Chapman, Leah; De Marco, Molly; Harnack, Lisa; Gust, Susan; Jackson, Melvin; Caspi, Caitlin – Field Methods, 2021
Natural experiments are often used for answering research questions in which randomization is implausible. Effective recruitment strategies are well documented for observational cohort studies and clinical trials, unlike recruitment methods for time-sensitive natural experiments. In this time-sensitive study of the impact of a minimum wage policy,…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Recruitment, Minimum Wage, Experiments
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Sole, Marla A. – PRIMUS, 2021
Financial literacy is ideally suited to be integrated into mathematics courses and taught in an interdisciplinary manner. Students learn best and are motivated when tackling real-world meaningful questions. This article shares how elementary mathematics was applied to better understand the debate about raising the minimum wage and the United…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Money Management, Mathematics Instruction, Authentic Learning
Brantley, Andy – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2021
According to a 2019 Pew Research Center survey, 67% of Americans support raising the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour, with 41% strongly supporting the increase. Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour has been the battle cry for many members of Congress, while others have opposed or expressed concern regarding, such…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Higher Education, Economic Change, Economic Impact
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Hunt, Wil; Scott, Peter – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
Secondary analysis of the UK's 2011/12 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey reveals that many existing assumptions about graduate internships are questionable. This article proposes a reliable way of estimating the true extent of internships including those reported as 'voluntary' jobs: hidden internships. In doing so the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Internship Programs, Employment Potential
Jones, Emily – Learning and Work Institute, 2021
Everyone needs a bit of help sometimes, but it can be difficult to know what support is available, or who or how to ask. The National Apprenticeship Service is committed to making sure apprenticeships are open and available to all individuals. This guide explains what support apprentices can expect during their apprenticeship programme and where…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Employment, Contracts, Financial Support
Barber, William J., II; Barnes, Shailly Gupta; Bivens, Josh; Faries, Krista; Lee, Thea; Theoharis, Liz – American Educator, 2021
When the coronavirus pandemic arrived, the United States was already deeply unequal. Before the pandemic, 140 million Americans were poor or near poor, living just one emergency above the poverty line. Inequality in the United States did not happen suddenly and cannot be explained as the consequence of individual failures; rather, decades of…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Public Policy, Equal Education, Activism
Nadel-Hawthorne, Sarah; Fuesting, Melissa; Schmidt, Anthony; Bichsel, Jacqueline – College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, 2021
This is the eighth year that CUPA-HR has conducted the CUPA-HR Staff in Higher Education Survey, which collects data on primarily non-exempt staff. The survey collects the following data for all higher ed staff: salary, sex, race/ethnicity, age, and years in position. This marks a special year for data collection and reporting for all CUPA-HR…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Salaries, COVID-19, Pandemics
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2020
New Mexico is home to nearly 70,000 infants and toddlers. New Mexico families are the state's strongest asset, yet current policies aren't meeting their needs. Children's growth and development are shaped by early life experiences. Good health, secure and stable families, and positive early learning environments foster children's physical,…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2018
Internships are the new rung on the professional ladder. For the most sought after professions especially, they are increasingly seen as a requirement before a young person is offered their first job. However, too often internships are unpaid and not openly advertised. For young people who cannot afford to work for free, and for those who do not…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Minimum Wage, Advertising, Barriers
Sutton Trust, 2014
This brief analyzes the latest higher education data and government wage statistics to examine the number of unpaid graduate interns in the United Kingdom and the cost to an individual of doing an unpaid internship. It also includes newly published Ipsos Mori polling on attitudes to unpaid internships. Key findings in this brief include: (1) 31%…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Higher Education, College Graduates
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Golden, Olivia – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2016
Safety net programs emerging from the War on Poverty and later antipoverty efforts such as Head Start, Medicaid, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among others have reduced poverty, and strengthened longer-term outcomes for poor children, leading to better health and greater economic…
Descriptors: Poverty Programs, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Children
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Williams, Betsy – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
How do changes in minimum wages affect community college enrollment and employment? In particular, among adults without associate's or bachelor's degrees who may earn near the minimum wage, do endowment effects of a higher minimum wage encourage school attendance? Among adults without associate's or bachelor's degrees who may earn near the minimum…
Descriptors: Minimum Wage, Community Colleges, Enrollment, Employment Level
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Burke, Debra D.; Carton, Robert – Journal of Legal Studies Education, 2013
The concept of serving an apprenticeship as a means of training skilled workers dates to the Middle Ages. Apprenticeships in the Middle Ages and during the Renaissance were typically seven years in duration, in order to ensure that the masters recouped their investment and that the apprentice was given sufficient time to become skilled and not…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2019
In a rapidly changing 21st-century economy with growing competition from abroad, continuing to field a world-leading, skilled workforce is both more essential and more challenging than ever to the mission of delivering increasing prosperity for American families and preserving our nation's economic leadership. The US must therefore confront its…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Competition, Risk, Economic Development
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Akinyemi, Samuel; Potokri, Onoride Collins – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
In a knowledge market, the knowledge, skills and expertise needed for the economic and sociopolitical transformation of a nation and its citizens are transacted at different prices. Inequitable access to this market poses a serious threat to the economic welfare of the country and its citizens. The authors assess the extent of this threat with…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Knowledge Economy, Social Change
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