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.
STEM Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity
The higher education pipeline suggests a long path is ahead for increasing diversity, especially in fields like computing and engineering.
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.
Americans are divided on whether colleges that brought students back to campus made the right decision
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
Amid coronavirus outbreak, nearly three-in-ten young people are neither working nor in school
Between February and June 2020, the share of young adults who are neither enrolled in school nor employed has more than doubled.
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.
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