Research + News | Topic: Employment
Jan 6, 2022
Long Disparaged, Education For Skilled Trades Is Making A Comeback
Skilled trades are making a comeback. Read the article here.
Mar 18, 2021
The Pandemic’s High – And Largely Overlooked – Toll On ‘In-Betweeners’
The pandemic’s toll on the “In-Betweeners,” those on the cusp between Gen Z and millennials, has been significant — and largely overlooked. Read the article here.
Jun 25, 2020
Gen Z Career Futures
The pandemic has thrown gen Z dreams and ambitions up in the air as economies shrink and the world becomes a more dangerous place. Read the article here.
Jan 2, 2020
Help Teens Plan For Life After High School
New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for adults. You can help your teen organize life after high school by getting them to plan now. Watch the video here.
Aug 2, 2019
Stressed Teens Fret Over How Much To Relax During The Summer
For many teenagers, summer break has become a multiple-choice pressure cooker, when they must decide whether to: (a) rest and recharge, (b) work and make money, or (c) rack up activities that stand out on college applications. Read the article here.
Jul 8, 2019
All School And No Work Becoming The Norm For American Teens
From the article:
“Many factors are at play in the decline of teen labor force participation, including increased school enrollment, seasonal employment, decreased returns to work, reduced demand for low-wage work, minimum wage hikes, and competition from older workers or immigrants. Time pressure is another driver of reduced teen participation. Teens have many demands on their time and those demands fundamentally differ between the academic year and summer.”
Read the article here.
Jun 13, 2019
Why ‘Follow Your Passions’ Is Bad Advice For Graduates
Four countercultural insights for outgoing students. Read the article here.
Apr 9, 2019
Stop Asking Kids What They Want To Be When They Grow Up
The question forces children to define themselves in terms of work. Read the article here.
Apr 2, 2019
What Do Young Americans Really Think About Trade School?
There has been a gradual decline over the past few years in students enrolling in occupational education programs, trade schools, and apprenticeships. Read the article here.
Mar 26, 2019
Higher Income May Prove Elusive For Many College Grads
Many college graduates with a four-year degree find themselves struggling to earn enough money to achieve their version of the American dream. Read the article here.