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Eval13 Session 106: Connecting the Dots Between Postsecondary Education Policies and Labor Market Projections 

10-24-2013 13:06

Abstract: When evaluating public policies that promote postsecondary education, evaluators must not forget to assess the practical realities of those policies. In this 21st century, education for the sake of education is no longer a strong criterion to formulate public education policies. Taxpayers want to know whether those education policies will result in something tangible for them. For example, would these education policies help produce the right types of graduates for the right types of jobs, attract jobs that pay at least living wages, and improve the living standard of the targeted population? The presenter discussed the results of one recent evaluation, which recommended that dots be connected between postsecondary education policies and labor market projections. Policymakers and education stakeholders should consider strengths and weaknesses in their labor markets when developing education policies.

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