First-Generation College Graduates Lag Behind Their Peers on Key Economic Outcomes
College graduates without a college-educated parent have lower incomes and less wealth, on average, than those with a parent who has a bachelor’s or higher degree.
College graduates in the year of COVID-19 experienced a drop in employment, labor force participation
The challenges of a COVID-19 economy are clear for 2020 college graduates, who have experienced downturns in employment and labor force participation.
Black Americans say coronavirus has hit hard financially, but impact varies by education level, age
Nearly half of Black adults say the economic impact of the pandemic will make achieving their financial goals harder in the long term.
6 facts about America’s STEM workforce and those training for it
Black and Hispanic workers remain underrepresented in STEM jobs compared with their share of the U.S. workforce.
Racial and ethnic gaps in the U.S. persist on key demographic indicators
The charts below allow for comparisons between racial or ethnic groups over time on a range of measures including educational attainment, household income, life expectancy and others. You may select any two groups at a time for comparison.
Social trust in advanced economies is lower among young people and those with less education
A median of 62% of adults across the 14 countries surveyed this summer generally believe most people can be trusted.
Hispanic women, immigrants, young adults, those with less education hit hardest by COVID-19 job losses
The drop in employment in three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the drop effected by the Great Recession over two years.
Education levels of recent Latino immigrants in the U.S. reached new highs as of 2018
The educational attainment of recently arrived Latino immigrants in the U.S. has reached its highest level in at least three decades.
Younger, college-educated black Americans are most likely to feel need to ‘code-switch’
Black and Hispanic adults are more likely than whites to say they feel a need to change the way they talk around people of other races and ethnicities.
Households headed by less-educated adults have seen significant income gains during U.S. recovery
Household incomes in the United States have rebounded from their 2012 bottom in the wake of the Great Recession. And for the most part, the typical incomes of households headed by less-educated adults as well as more-educated adults have increased.
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