publication . Article . 2010

community colleges and economic mobility

Natalia A. Kolesnikova;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Review, volume 92
  • Publisher: Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Abstract
This paper examines the role of community colleges in the U.S. higher education system and their advantages and shortcomings. In particular, it discusses the population of community college students and economic returns to community college education for various demographic groups. It offers new evidence on the returns to an associate's degree. Furthermore, the paper uses data from the National Survey of College Graduates to compare educational objectives, progress, and labor market outcomes of individuals who start their postsecondary education at community colleges with those who start at four-year colleges. Particular attention is paid to the Federal Reserve'...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: Community colleges ; Education, Higher education, business.industry, business, Economics, Economic growth, Geographic area, Economic return, Economic mobility, Postsecondary education, Community college, Population, education.field_of_study, education

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