Domestic Public Policy

Creating Opportunity: Making College and the Job Market Work Better for Disadvantaged Students

Grant Year: 2015

Harry Holzer and Sandy Baum will research and write a book that will assess how well post-secondary schools are preparing students from disadvantaged backgrounds for successful careers. They will synthesize findings from existing research and undertake new analyses to answer questions such as why college completion rates for students from low-income backgrounds are so low, why post-college earnings for these students are uneven, and whether educational and training opportunities other than college might better provide such individuals with the skills they need to succeed in the labor market.

Georgetown University Domestic Public Policy