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Linking College and Labor Market Datasets for Research On the Labor Market Returns to College

Conference: Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) Annual Conference
Date and Time: March 13, 2014 7:30–10:00 AM
Venue: San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk | Conference Room 5, Third Floor

This workshop provided a practical overview of methods to link college transcript records to labor market data. Such datasets allow for longitudinal analysis of all college students within a state or system as they progress through college and enter the labor market. While they are very useful for answering a variety of research questions, they also pose a variety of research challenges. This workshop provided detailed explanations of how to create these datasets and specified key practical and empirical challenges in compiling and using them. Using a limited sample dataset, participants were given the opportunity for hands-on practice in working with these types of data.

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Di Xu
Research Affiliate
Community College Research Center

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