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Dallas County Promise Puts Higher Education—and Higher Earning Potential—Within Students’ Reach

Vanessa was accepted to a Promise partner institution and soon found herself at a place she never thought her path would take her. Programs like Dallas County Promise are important in today’s economy as postsecondary education becomes increasingly necessary.
Dallas Fed Communities

Journal Article
Manufacturing or Degree-Intensive Labor Markets: Where Do the Children of Non-College Graduates Earn More Degrees?

Manufacturing employment has declined since the 1970s, while the number of jobs requiring a college degree has risen. The shift has reshaped the environment in which many young people grow up and pursue their educations, potentially affecting the level of education they attain. This analysis uses the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth to investigate the relationship between industrial composition and the educational attainment of children whose parents have only a high school education or less. The results show that the educational attainment of these youths is correlated with their ...
Economic Commentary , Volume 2016 , Issue 12 , Pages 6

Putting Manufacturing Jobs on the Map: Dallas Fed, Big Country Alliance Partner to Grow West Texas Workforce

Manufacturing jobs present the potential for many workers to make a living wage.
Dallas Fed Communities

Dallas Faces a Gaping Digital Divide When It Comes to Economic Inclusion

In the city of Dallas, about 42 percent of households lack a fixed connection to the internet. What does this mean for our neighbors’ economic future? How can we close the digital divide?
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Are Texans Ready for the Jobs of Tomorrow?

K-12 spending in Texas lags behind the national average, which may leave students unprepared as they enter the changing labor market.
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Working Paper
Industrial Composition and Intergenerational Mobility

For five decades, the share of adults employed in college-degree-intensive industries, such as health care and education, has been rising. Industries that provided employment for workers without degrees, especially manufacturing, have been reducing their payrolls. This economic transition could impact the probability of children obtaining higher levels of education than their parents achieved. In this analysis, measures of the local industrial composition from the Current Population Survey are merged with the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth using the confidential geo-coded records. ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 1533

How Can You Close the Digital Divide in Your Community? Start with a Needs Assessment

The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
Dallas Fed Communities

Advance Together: Four Community Partnerships Receive Grants, Coaching to Further Economic Inclusion Programs

Each partnership will receive $300,000 in external funding to implement their plans to address education and workforce challenges in their community, as well as training and coaching to increase the impact of their programs.
Dallas Fed Communities

Working Paper
Industrial Composition and Intergenerational Mobility

Using the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth (NLSY), this article examines the influence of a region’s industrial composition on the educational attainment of children raised by parents who do not have college degrees. The NLSY’s geo-coded panel allows for precise measurements of the local industries that shaped the parents’ employment opportunities and the labor market that the children directly observed. For cohorts finishing school in the 1990s and early 2000s, concentrations of manufacturing are positively associated with both high school and college attainment. Concentrations ...
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 1533R


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