CEW Senior Policy Strategist and Research Faculty discusses his academic background and research career, the economy during the pandemic, policy developments to watch, and the future of work.

When did you decide to pursue a career in research, and why?

I wouldn’t say there was one particular point…

CEW Chief Economist discusses her path to becoming an economist, the economy during the pandemic, the infrastructure bill, and how she expects technology to shape work.

When did you decide to become an economist, and why?

I recall when I fell in love with economics as a…

By Anthony P. Carnevale

The suffering of the COVID crisis has hung over our lives for more than a year now. Beyond the staggering death toll, we can all bear witness to the sad fact that COVID is a shock to the postsecondary education and training system. …

Adults who are young, have household incomes below $75,000, or have some college but no degree are still experiencing elevated anxiety and depression

By Anthony P. Carnevale, Heidi Booth, and Emma Wenzinger

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on Americans’ mental health. Illness and death, risk of contracting COVID-19, isolation…

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Our research has shown again and again that college pays off. People earn more, on average, with every additional level of education, and students’ over a career typically surpass their initial investment in college. At the same time, however, the cost…

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Our recent analyzes the economic impact of the Biden-Harris administration’s infrastructure plan. You may wonder why we focused on the traditional infrastructure spending in the American Jobs Plan, which will cost more than $2 trillion.

The question about what, exactly, constitutes infrastructure…

By Anthony P. Carnevale and Megan L. Fasules

Many Americans are eager to get back out into the world after a year of being cooped up at home because of the pandemic. The development, approval, and administration of vaccines will be major factors in the lifting of restrictions on people’s…

Nearly half of adults experienced loss of employment income in their household since March 13, 2020

By Anthony P. Carnevale

One year ago, a novel coronavirus spread rapidly across the United States, leading to widespread school and business closures. As if the sobering death toll weren’t enough, the impact on the economy has been devastating. Overall job losses from the start of the recession reached 21…

By Anthony P. Carnevale and Megan L. Fasules

It’s been one year since a majority of K–12 students across the country transitioned to online, at-home school. has created many changes for students, parents, and teachers, but some things — like math homework — remain with us. As math…

By Anthony P. Carnevale

Black History Month honors the achievements of Black Americans while acknowledging the systemic racism that has fueled inequality of opportunity in this country. Despite in the education pipeline and discrimination in the workforce, many Black students and workers have persisted and flourished.

Black workers…

Anthony P. Carnevale

Director and Research Professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, an independent, nonprofit research and policy institute.

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