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The future of skilled labor: New England’s supply of recent college graduates

One of New England?s greatest assets is its skilled labor force which has historically been an engine of economic growth in the region. Yet the population of recent college graduates?the skilled labor force of the future?has been growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States. Thus, the need to attract and retain recent college graduates has become a salient issue in every New England state. Policymakers and business leaders alike are concerned that an inadequate supply of skilled workers will hamper economic growth by creating barriers for companies looking to ...
New England Economic Indicators , Issue Dec , Pages 2-7

Briefing
Retaining recent college graduates in New England: an update on current trends

This policy brief presents some basic facts about the retention of recent college graduates and changes in retention over time. It considers how New England compares with other divisions, what factors affect its ability to retain graduates, and the reasons why recent college graduates choose to leave New England. It also highlights a Boston-area initiative to promote internships as a retention tool.
New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

Journal Article
High returns: public investment in higher education

Conservatively speaking, a college graduate generates $142,000 in state fiscal benefits over time while costing a state only $60,500. But trends in higher education allocations (4.1 percent of total state spending nationwide in 1984; 1.8 percent in 2004) suggest states have become shortsighted.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 31-34

Journal Article
Mapping New England

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, 35.5 percent of the population 25 years and older in southern New England counties have a bachelor's degree or higher. Nationwide the percentage is 27.2.
Communities and Banking , Issue Win , Pages 23

Briefing
Lasting connections: using internships to retain recent college graduates in New England

This policy brief discusses one promising short-term strategy for retaining the region's recent college graduates: expanding the use of internships within the region to help college students?including non-native?learn more about local job opportunities. The brief summarizes analysis in NEPPC research report 08-1: The Future of the Skilled Labor Force in the Region: The Supply of Recent College Graduates.
New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

Report
The future of the skilled labor force in New England: the supply of recent college graduates

One of New England?s greatest assets is its skilled labor force, which has historically been an engine of economic growth in the region. But the skilled labor force of the future is growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States.
Annual Report

Discussion Paper
Smart places, getting smarter: facts about the young professional population in New England states

Each of the New England states is wrestling with how to retain a skilled workforce and sustain economic competitiveness while facing an aging population. In particular, each state fears that it is losing young, educated workers to other states and regions. This paper builds on earlier research about trends in the region?s young professionals: it looks at the supply of young professionals in each state to better understand trends in that population. The analysis reveals that, while there are some differences between the New England states, all are facing slow growth or no growth in its ...
New England Public Policy Center Discussion Paper , Paper 09-1

Journal Article
Gender gaps: the gaps in college degree attainment between New England men and women are rising

Boys have been falling behind girls in school for more than two decades. Recognizing the problem is the first step toward a solution.
Communities and Banking , Issue Spr , Pages 3-6

Briefing
Retention of recent college graduates in New England

This policy brief outlines basic facts about the retention of recent college graduates in New England including how we stack up against other regions, what factors affect the region's ability to retain graduates, and the reasons why recent college graduates choose to leave New England. This brief summarizes analysis in NEPPC research report 08-1: The Future of the Skilled Labor Force in the Region: The Supply of Recent College Graduates.
New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

Briefing
The supply of recent college graduates in New England

This policy brief investigates factors affecting the region's supply of recent college graduates and how those factors have changed over time, and suggests steps that states might take to expand this source of skilled labor. This brief summarizes analysis in NEPPC research report 08-1: The Future of the Skilled Labor Force in the Region: The Supply of Recent College Graduates.
New England Public Policy Center Policy Brief

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