Publications


October 2013

The Labor Market Problems of Massachusetts – The Great Socioeconomic Divergence

“The Complete Breakdown in the High School ‐ to ‐ Work Transition of Young, Non ‐ College Enrolled High School Graduates in the U.S.; The Need for an Immediate National Policy Response”  JAG School-to-Work Transition Policy Brief #1

July 2013

Executive Summary: The Summer Employment Experiences and the Personal/Social Behaviors of Youth Violence Prevention Employment Program Participants and Those of a Comparison Group

Full Report: The Summer Employment Experiences and the Personal/SOcial Behaviors of Youth Violence Prevention Employment Program Participants and Those of a Comparison Group

April 2013

The Dismal State of the Nation’s Teen Summer Job Market, 2008-2012, and the Employment Outlook for the Summer of 2013

March 2013

The Continued Depression in Teen Labor Markets in Massachusetts and the U.S.: The Economic Case for Increased Funding for Youth Workforce Development Programs to Boost Teen Employment Prospects

March 18th presentation at Harvard:  Andrew Sum Power Point on Pathways to Prosperity

Outline of March 18th Pathways to Prosperity Presentation:   Outline of Presentation to Group on Pathways to Prosperity

Boston Foundation Reports

Research Paper #1: High School Graduation Outcomes and College Enrollment Plans of Class of 2009 High School Students by Gender in The City of Boston and Selected Large Urban and Affluent School Districts Across the State of Massachusetts

Research Paper #2: Boston Public High School Graduates’ Perceptions of their High School’s Effectiveness in Preparing them for College and the Labor Market: Findings from the Follow-up Survey of Class of 2009 Graduates

Research Paper #3: College Enrollment and Labor Market Outcomes for Class of 2009 BPS High School Graduates: by High School

Research Paper #4: The College Persistence Rates of BPS Class of 2009 Participants in the Success Boston Program and Comparisons with the Experiences of BPS Graduates from Matched Colleges and Demographic Traits

Research Paper #5: Descriptive Statistics on the Background Characteristics of Success Boston Participants and Comparison Group Members, The Definitions of the Variables Appearing in the Regression Models of College Persistence, and the Findings of the Regression Models of College Persistence

Research Paper #6: Tracking the College Enrollment and Graduation Experiences of Boston Public School Graduates From the Class of 2003 Through December 2010: A Final Update On Their Graduation Outcomes With Comparisons to the Class of 2000

Research Paper #7: Tracking Gender Disparities in College Enrollment and Persistence Among Boston Public School Graduates from the Class of 2009: Variations in Gender Disparities Across Race/Ethnic Lines

Research Paper #8: The In-College Work Experiences of Boston Public School Graduates from the Class of 2009: Who Worked, What Types of Jobs Did They Hold, and the Effects of Work on College Persistence

Research Paper #9: The In-College Work Experiences of Boston Public School Graduates from the Class of 2009: Who Worked, What Types of Jobs Did They Hold, and the Effects of Work on College Persistence

Research Paper #10: The Full-Time/Part-Time College Enrollment Behaviors of Boston Public School Graduates from the Classes of 2008 and 2009 and Their Links to their College Persistence Behavior

Research Paper #11: The Reading and Math Proficiencies of BPS Graduates from the Class of 2009 and Their Impacts on Their College Enrollment and Persistence Behaviors

March 2012

There Are 920,339 Massachusetts Residents Who Face Severe Labor Underutilization Problems: The Pool of Unemployed, Underemployed, Hidden Unemployed and Mal-employed Vastly Exceeds Available Job Openings

The Impacts of the Recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-09 on American Workers’ Wages, Corporate Profits and Stock Prices: The Wageless Recovery and Its Consequences

The Continued Crisis in Teen Employment in the U.S. and Massachusetts: The Absence of Any Teen Job Growth in the Recovery from the Great Recession, Low Income and Minority Youth Fare Worst

February 2012

The Great Recession of 2007-2009, the Lagging Jobs Recovery, and the Missing 5-6 Million National Labor Force Participants in 2011

January 2012

The following four reports were prepared for the Alternative Schools Network in Chicago, Illinois:
The Depression in the Teen Labor Market in Illinois in Recent Years

The Depression in the Teen Labor Market in the U.S. and the Industrial Midwest in 2011

Growth in the Long-Term Unemployed

Labor Market Problems of Dislocated Workers in the Industrial Midwest

The Great Recession of 2007-2009, the Lagging Jobs Recovery, and the Missing 5-6 Million National Labor Force Participants in 2011: Why We Should Care

November 2011

High School Dropouts in Chicago and Illinois: The Growing Labor Market, Income, Civic, Social, and Fiscal Costs of Dropping Out of High School

High School Dropouts in Chicago and Illinois: The Growing Labor Market, Income, Civic, Social and Fiscal Costs of Dropping Out of High School (Longer Version)

September 2011

The Impact of Rising Poverty on the Nation’s Young Families and Their Children

August 2011

The Continued Collapse of the Nation’s Teen Summer Job Market in 2011

The Steep Decline in Teen Summer Employment in the U.S., 2000-2010: Another Summer Bummer

July 2011

Who Has Benefitted From the Post-Great Recession Recovery? A July Update

July 2010

How the U.S. Economic Output Recession of 2007-2009 Led to the Great Recession in Labor Markets.pdf
Vanishing_Work_Among_US_Teens.pdf

February 2010

Labor Underutilization Problems of U.S. Workers Across Household Income Groups at the End of the Great Recession.pdf
Underemployment_Problems_February_2010_Paper.pdf

January 2010

The_Lost_Decade_for_Teen_and_Young_Adult_Employment_in_Illinois
The Depression in Blue Collar Labor Markets in MA and the U.S..pdf

October 2009

The Economic, Social, and Fiscal Consequences of Dropping Out of High School in Connecticut: Prepared for the Governor’s Summit on Dropout Prevention.ppt
The_Consequences_of_Dropping_Out_of_High_School.pdf
Executive_Summary_of_Consequences_of_Dropping_Out_of_High_School_Report.doc
Press_Release_for_the_Consequences_of_Dropping_Out_Report.doc

July 2009

The Great Recession of 2007-2009.pdf

June 2009

Andrew Sum’s Presentation at the NAWB Conference in Minneapolis

May 2009

Left Behind in America: The Nation’s Dropout Crisis

April 2009

The Economic Recession of 2007-2009: A Comparative Perspective On Its Duration and the Severity of Its Labor Market Impacts.pdf

January 2009

Out With the Young and In With the Old: U.S. Labor Markets 2000-2008 and the Case for An Immediate Jobs Creation Program for Teens and Young Adults
Wealth in America.pdf

September 2008

The Historically Low Summer 2008 and Year-Round Teen Employment Rate.pdf

August 2008

The 2008 Teen Summer Job Market: New July 2008 Employment Report

July 2008

Teen Summer Job Blues.doc

May 2008

The Demise of the Teen Summer Job Market.pdf

April 2008

The Continued Collapse of the Nation’s Teen Job Market.pdf
The Social, Economic, and Fiscal Costs of Dropping Out of High School in Massachusetts and Bristol County (Powerpoint Presentation).ppt

March 2008

The Case for a Job Creation Program for the Nation’s Youth.pdf

October 2007

An Assessment of the Labor Market, Income, Health, Social and Fiscal Consequences of Dropping Out.pdf
Summary Sections of the Consequences of Dropping Out in Illinois Research Report.doc

August 2007

Teen Summer Employment Release

April 2007

The Projected Summer 2007 Teen Job Outlook
The Case for a Federally Funded Summer Jobs Program

March 2007

State and Local Fiscal Consequences of High School Dropout Problems in Massachusetts

February 2007

The Educational Attainment of the Nation’s Young Black Men and Their Recent Labor Market Experiences: What Can Be Done to Improve Their Future Labor Market Educational Projects? (PDF)
The Fiscal Economic Consequences of Dropping Out of High School: Estimates of the Tax Payments and Transfers Received by Massachusetts Adults in Selected Educational Subgroups (PDF)

January 2007

An Assessment of the Labor Market, Income, Health, Social, Civic, and Fiscal Consequences of Dropping Out of High School: Findings for Massachusetts Adults in the 21st Century

September 2006

The 2006 Summer Job Market for the Nation’s Teens: Who Got the Jobs and Who Didn’t and Why We Should Care?

July 2006

Income Inadequacy Problems Among the Disabled Adult Population in Massachusetts, 2003-2004: Implications for Future State Antipoverty and Workforce Development Programs

June 2006

The Labor Force Behaviors, Employment and Earnings Experiences, and Labor Market Problems of the Disabled Working-Age Population in Massachusetts, New England, and the U.S. in 2003 and 2004

April 2006

The Summer Teen Job Market in 2005 and the Predicted Outlook for 2006: Implications of Summer Employment for Jobs for America’s Graduates’ Programs

March 2006

The Adult Disabled Population (16-74) in Massachusetts: Its Size and Demographic/Socioeconomic Composition in 2003-2004