Labor market trajectories for community college graduates: new evidence spanning the Great Recession


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Author: Minaya, Veronica; Scott-Clayton, Judith


Over the past few years, a multitude of studies have examined the labor market returns to community college credentials, taking advantage of new administrative datasets that link college transcripts to quarterly earnings records and allow for comparisons of students' earnings before and after enrollment. These studies, however, typically follow students for only four to six years after initial entry, meaning they may only be observed for a year or two after graduation. Graduates' early labor market experiences may not fully capture the returns to completion, and may particularly distort...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Higher education; Qualifications; Employment; Economics; Research; Policy

Keywords: Return on education and training; Educational level; Longitudinal study; Education work relationship; Comparative analysis; Economic recession; Economic factor; Employment security; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: New York, New York: Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment, 2017

Physical description: 26 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 128.132

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