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Papers March 14, 2024

Breaking down enrollment declines in public schools

This analysis breaks down public school enrollment changes by school size and investigates which type, locale, and level of schools have sustained substantial …
Posts December 7, 2023

Which nontraditional students are also in the labor force?

An assessment of nontraditional students focuses on prime-age adults who are both in the labor force and enrolled in postsecondary programs.
Papers October 12, 2023

Declining school enrollment since the pandemic

An analysis of public school enrollment decline after the COVID-19 pandemic looks at differences by socioeconomic status, locale, and types of schools.
Posts October 14, 2021

Has COVID disrupted the postsecondary pipeline?

Lauren Bauer, Veronica Clevenstine, Wendy Edelberg, Elisabeth Raczek, and Winnie Yee explore how the decision whether to enroll in school or work during the pa…
Policy Proposals May 12, 2021

Increasing Federal Investment in Children’s Early Care and Education to Raise Quality, Access, and Affordability

In this proposal, Elizabeth Davis and Aaron Sojourner of the University of Minnesota propose an ambitious vision to increase federal funding for Early Childhoo…
Posts January 11, 2021

Higher Education’s Reopening Decisions Affected the Most Vulnerable Students

In this analysis, Kristen Broady, Eliana Buckner, Jennifer Umanzor, and Sarah Wheaton find that while nearly every school in our sample offered in-person exper…
Policy Proposals October 8, 2020

Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: Twin Proposals for the Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work

In this proposal, Richard Arum and Mitchell Stevens propose twin federal government initiatives to incentivize innovation in instructional delivery throughout …
Posts October 8, 2020

Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes

For many years, The Hamilton Project has produced data interactives that help young people make decisions regarding their education and careers. We have update…
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