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Economic Mobility Project, 2013
This report examines whether a college degree protected recent graduates from a range of poor employment outcomes during the recession, including unemployment, low-skill jobs, and lesser wages. The report draws upon data from the 2003-2011 Current Population Survey (CPS) to examine the early labor market outcomes of 21- through 24-year-olds. The…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Economic Climate, Employment, Income
Economic Mobility Project, 2012
In March 2011, the Economic Mobility Project updated its 2009 national poll to reassess public perceptions of economic mobility and the American Dream in the wake of the Great Recession. Americans with the least education were the most concerned about their current economic situation and future prospects. This reinforces the 2009 and 2011 polls'…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Occupational Mobility, Economic Status, Public Opinion
Lovenheim, Michael – Economic Mobility Project, 2011
A college degree often translates into economic success: Americans who start at the bottom of the income ladder "quadruple" their chances of making it to the top when they earn a four-year degree, according to past research by the Pew Economic Mobility Project. Nevertheless, many young people from the bottom and middle of the ladder…
Descriptors: Housing, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Mobility
Economic Mobility Project, 2011
In an effort to better understand how Americans' mobility outcomes compare with those of their counterparts in other nations, the Pew Economic Mobility Project partnered with the Russell Sage Foundation and the Sutton Trust to commission a multi-country study on economic mobility, "Cross-National Research on Intergenerational Transmission of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mobility, Economic Factors, Outcomes of Education
Acs, Gregory – Economic Mobility Project, 2011
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this report finds that a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status over the course of a lifetime. One third of Americans raised in the middle class, defined here as those between the 30th and 70th percentiles of the income distribution, fall out of the middle as adults.…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Class, Middle Class, Individual Characteristics
Furchtgott-Roth, Diana; Jacobson, Louis; Mokher, Christine G. – Economic Mobility Project, 2009
Past research from Pew's Economic Mobility Project (EMP) has shown that a college degree quadruples the chances that an individual born into the bottom income quintile will reach the top quintile in adulthood. For community colleges in particular, the project has shown that getting a community college degree increases earnings by an average of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Income, Outcomes of Education, Higher Education