Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and EmploymentResearch on the employment and earnings benefits associated with postsecondary education pathways
Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment
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.
How and Why Does Two-Year College Entry Influence Baccalaureate Aspirants’ Academic and Labor Market Outcomes?
By: Di Xu, Shanna Smith Jaggars, & Jeffrey Fletcher | April 2016
Using detailed administrative data from Virginia, this paper and journal article examine how and why the community college pathway to a baccalaureate influences students’ degree attainment and short-term labor market performance.
Model Specifications for Estimating Labor Market Returns to Associate Degrees: How Robust Are Fixed Effects Estimates?
By: Clive Belfield & Thomas Bailey | April 2017
This paper reviews results from fixed effects models of the earnings gains from completing an associate degree and compares them with ordinary least squares model estimates.
Labor Market Trajectories for Community College Graduates: New Evidence Spanning the Great Recession
By: Veronica Minaya & Judith Scott-Clayton | April 2017
This paper examines returns to terminal associate degrees and certificates up to 11 years after students initially entered a community college in Ohio using an individual fixed-effects approach that controls for students’ pre-enrollment earnings and allows the returns to credential completion to vary over time.