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Race, Economics, and Social Status

Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore the patterns of social and economic factors in U.S. society by race and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Employment Outlook for Bachelor’s-Level Occupations

Covers selected occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree with information about typical wages and projected openings.  Covers nine broad career fields including business, teaching, financial, social services, healthcare services, and information technology.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts: 2016-17

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides information about the types of career and technical education programs provided in the public schools, the entities that provide the programs, and the places where they are offered.  Also presents data about work-based learning activities and employer involvement in CTE programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Debt After College: Employment, Enrollment, and Student-Reported Stress and Outcomes

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides estimates of financial, employment, and enrollment outcomes in the four years following graduation for students with various levels of student loan debt.  Offers the amount students borrowed, ratio of loan payment to monthly salary, occupation, bachelor’s degree major, postbaccalaureate enrollment characteristics, and demographic characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics


New U.S. Census Bureau Data Links College Degrees and Earnings

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Press release which announces first release of data sets on labor market outcomes for college graduates.  The graduate earnings data provide national statistics on annual earnings for graduates by major field, degree level, institution, and graduation cohort.  Includes links to data sets.  From the Census Bureau


Preparation and Support for Teachers in Public Schools: Reflections on the First Year of Teaching

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics

Examines early career teacher support by selected school characteristics.  Research suggests teacher improvement with experience if teachers are encouraged to stay in the profession. From the National Center for Education Statistics


Survey of Doctorate Recipients: Survey Year 2015

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Offers a list of statistical tables with details about doctorate recipients by field of study, employment characteristics, demographic characteristics, occupation, mean annual salary,  and more.  Includes social sciences and medical fields.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics


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