Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are four reports that we found interesting this week:
Does reading proficiency at age 15 affect employment earnings in young adulthood? (Statistics Canada)
Student and family background factors, such as parental income at age 15 and academic performance in high school fully explained the employment earnings gap between men of higher and lower levels of reading proficiency. Among women, the employment earnings gap favouring those with high reading proficiency was significant one year after leaving school and remained seven years after leaving school, even when other background factors were included.
Scaling the Development and Measurement of Transferable Skills: Assessing the Potential of Rubric Scoring in the Context of Peer Assessment (HEQCO)
Institutions of higher education have traditionally focused on teaching information formally, and teaching core transferable skills less formally. This report concludes that movement toward a more formal approach to skill development requires an approach to developing skills that can fit within our constrained university contexts, and one in which skills can be measured accurately, thereby allowing accreditation of the learning.
The Unequal Race for Good Jobs: How Whites Made Outsized Gains in Education and Good Jobs Compared to Blacks and Latinos (Georgetown University)
This report explores how white workers have relied on their educational and economic privileges to build disproportionate advantages in the educational pipeline and the workforce. Black and Latino workers, on the other hand, have strived to overcome discrimination, racism, and other injustices that continue to perpetuate earnings inequality.
While the Ontario Basic Income Pilot was cancelled shortly after it started, there are still lessons to be learned. This report focuses in particular on three aspects of the pilot in which the experimental design fell short: lack of a “saturation” site, problems of enrollment, and use of the income tax system to test recipients’ income.
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