Postsecondary Education, Training and Labor Market Transitions in Texas: A Regional Analysis
Authors: Greg Cumpton, Kristin Christensen, Christopher King, Charles Demakis, and Tara Smith
Date: June 2014
Publication Type: Report, 64pp.
This report seeks to examine and analyze the postsecondary labor market outcomes of Texas high school graduates from the classes of 2008 and 2009. One advantage of looking at these two particular cohorts stems from differences in when they encountered the Great Recession: the class of 2008 graduated prior to the start of the recession in Texas and the class of 2009 graduated immediately after the start of the recession. It is likely that class of 2009 graduates factored in the regional changes in availability of employment as they weighed whether or not to apply for and enroll in college.