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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem; Van Der Werf, Martin; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
Between 1991 and 2016, employment among White, Black, and Latino workers grew by 20 percent, while employment in good jobs soared by 35 percent. Yet the opportunities and benefits of the modern economy have not accrued evenly across the three groups. Discrimination and a history of racial injustice in this country have led to Whites gaining a…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Gulish, Artem; Van Der Werf, Martin; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos." Between 1991 and 2016, White workers built on their past educational and economic privileges to attain bachelor's and graduate degrees in historically high numbers and…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Whites, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
Judging from how much high school students and their parents worry about standardized test scores, one might presume that an SAT or ACT score is the primary factor in college admissions. But a look at the numbers reveals a different reality. A review of SAT and ACT standardized test scores among students in a recent class at the nation's 200 most…
Descriptors: College Admission, Selective Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Admission Criteria
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Ridley, Neil; Cheah, Ban; Strohl, Jeff; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
The manufacturing workforce has been shaped by decades of industry transformation. Modern manufacturing requires workers with a diverse set of skills to perform functions such as research and development (R&D), product and production design, marketing and sales, and customer support. While workers with a high school diploma or less dominated…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Labor Force, Economic Opportunities, Trend Analysis
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L.; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
In the United States, there is a broadly held presumption that the journey along the pipeline from kindergarten to early career success gradually reveals each child's innate abilities. This presumption is widespread not only in the general public, but among students themselves, who self-identify and identify each other as either academically…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Fasules, Megan L.; Quinn, Michael C.; Campbell, Kathryn Peltier – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2019
This is the executive summary for the report, "Born to Win, Schooled to Lose: Why Equally Talented Students Don't Get Equal Chances to Be All They Can Be." Throughout their youth, relatively advantaged children enjoy protective and enriched environments that help ensure their success. Meanwhile, equally talented children from poor…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement, Academic Ability
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Garcia, Tanya I.; Fasules, Megan L. – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Colorado has the second most-educated adult populace, but largely because it imports college-educated labor from other states. Almost 56 percent of Coloradans have a high-quality certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or higher. Yet at the same time Colorado has the fifth lowest high school graduation rate in the nation. The state's…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Access to Education
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Cheah, Ban – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In a republic, the mission of higher education is to empower individuals to live fully in their time free from economic or public dependency. The mission endures, but times change. Because postsecondary education and training have become the most well-traveled pathways to middle class earnings, both students and the educators who serve them need…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Intellectual Disciplines, Income
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Ridley, Neil; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries that employed large numbers of high school-educated workers. But as automation, globalization, and related phenomena have led…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates, College Graduates
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
It has gotten increasingly harder for students to work their way through college, especially for low-income students who face steep challenges when combining work and learning. Students from higher-income families tend to benefit as they work fewer hours in jobs directly related to their fields of study. Low-income working college students often…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Student Employment, Racial Differences
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more difficult for students, especially students from low-income backgrounds, to attain the right mix of work experience and schooling necessary to qualify for entry-level jobs with a future. The need for formal postsecondary…
Descriptors: Low Income Students, College Students, Student Employment, Racial Differences
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
The gender wage gap, the disparity in pay between men and women, has narrowed to 81 cents in 2016 from 57 cents on the dollar in 1975. Nevertheless, the gap persists. Over the course of a career, the gender wage gap results in women earning $1 million less than men do. To close this gap, women have relied primarily on the advantages conferred by…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, Wages, Academic Degrees
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
This is the executive summary for the report, "Women Can't Win: Despite Making Educational Gains and Pursuing High-Wage Majors, Women Still Earn Less than Men." Gender wage disparities have always been an intractable problem in the workforce. Women are doing all the right things to close wage disparities--going to college in greater…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Bias, Wages, Academic Degrees
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Strohl, Jeff; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
Since 1980, the Black college-going rate has nearly doubled, while the Latino college-going rate has more than doubled. As a result, the Black and Latino share of public college enrollment has grown from 15 percent in 1980 to 35 percent in 2015. However, those impressive college-going gains are not being matched by gains in college completion.…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, College Attendance
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Van Der Werf, Martin; Quinn, Michael C.; Strohl, Jeff; Repnikov, Dmitri – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
This is the executive summary for the report, "Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges: How Public Colleges Reinforce White Racial Privilege and Marginalize Black and Latino Students." America's selective public colleges should be among the great equalizers in our society. Funded primarily by taxpayers and carrying a relatively low…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, White Students, College Attendance
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