The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) carries out research in partnership with five states—California, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia—to better understand the employment and earnings benefits associated with a broad range of postsecondary education pathways, including those at the subbaccalaureate level. CAPSEE also seeks to identify policies that improve completion rates along pathways leading to strong economic returns. The Center was established in summer 2011 through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.
Estimating Returns to College Attainment: Comparing Survey and State Administrative Data Based Estimates
By: Judith Scott-Clayton & Qiao Wen | January 2017
This paper uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to provide new, nationally representative, non-experimental estimates of the returns to degrees, as well as to assess the possible limitations of single-state, administrative-data-based estimates.
Nonpecuniary Returns to Postsecondary Education: Examining Early Non-Wage Labor Market Outcomes Among College-Goers in the United States
By: Lauren Schudde | January 2017
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this paper examines nonpecuniary labor market outcomes associated with different levels of postsecondary educational attainment.
How and Why Do Adjunct Instructors Affect Students’ Academic Outcomes? Evidence From Two-Year and Four-Year Colleges
By: Florence Xiaotao Ran & Di Xu | January 2017
Using student transcript records and detailed college instructor employment information from one state, this paper examines whether adjunct faculty have different impacts on student academic outcomes than tenure-track and tenured faculty.