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Underemployment in the Early Careers of College Graduates following the Great Recession

Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz

in Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future US GDP Growth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226567808
eISBN:
9780226567945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567945.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Though labor market conditions steadily improved following the Great Recession, underemployment among recent college graduates continued to climb, reaching highs not seen since the early 1990s. In ... More


Engineering Educational Opportunity: Impacts of 1970s and 1980s Policies to Increase the Share of Black College Graduates with a Major in Engineering or Computer Science

Catherine J. Weinberger

in U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226468334
eISBN:
9780226468471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226468471.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, U.S. institutions of higher education began to address long-standing patterns of exclusion. Initial efforts to improve the access of black students to engineering ... More


The Costs of and Net Returns to College Major

Joseph G. Altonji and Seth D. Zimmerman

in Productivity in Higher Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226574585
eISBN:
9780226574615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574615.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This paper uses administrative student and expenditure data from Florida public universities to describe a) how the cost of producing graduates varies by major, b) how the inclusion of major-specific ... More


Gender Gap in Italy: The Role of College Majors

Massimo Anelli and Giovanni Peri

in Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729853
eISBN:
9780191796500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Using a novel database on high school careers, college careers and labor market outcomes for a panel of young Italians, this chapter analyzes the role of choice of college major as a determinant of ... More


Why the College Major? Questioning the Great, Unexplained Aspect of Undergraduate Education

Jonathan Z. Smith and Christopher I. Lehrich

in On Teaching Religion: Essays by Jonathan Z. Smith

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199944293
eISBN:
9780190258375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199944293.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter presents Jonathan Z. Smith's views about the college major, which he calls the great, unexamined aspect of undergraduate education. He says that although majors consume more than half of ... More


Gender Gap in Labor Market Outcomes: Less Explored Aspects and Dimensions

Giovanni Peri and Massimo Anelli

in Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198729853
eISBN:
9780191796500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729853.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

Chapter 1 introduces some facts and summary statistics on gender gap in wages and employment for several countries. It systematically compares labor market outcomes across countries, across education ... More


Vocation across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education

David S. Cunningham (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190607104
eISBN:
9780190607135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190607104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book demonstrates that vocation and calling can serve as a new vocabulary for higher education—encouraging faculty and students alike to venture out of their narrow disciplinary specializations ... More


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