The Value of Credentials for Disadvantaged Workers: Findings from the Sector Employment Impact Study

This study, completed by the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative in 2015, explores whether individuals who obtain credentials work more and earn more over time than they would without such credentials. The study is the first to estimate the causal impact on earnings from obtaining a credential for low-income job seekers.

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January, 2015
January 2015
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  • Employment
    • Employment Advancement
    • Employment Retention
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