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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
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