Public Use Data for Career Pathways Descriptive and Analytical Study

Release Date: September 8, 2022
Time Period of Data Collection:
  • 2008-2021 for Meta-Analysis
  • 1997-2019 for CTOT data
Brief Description: Data used for the Meta-Analysis of 46 Career Pathways Impact and data from four large nationally representative longitudinal surveys, as well as licensed data on occupational transitions from online career profiles, to examine workers’ career paths and wages for the Career Trajectories and Occupational Transitions Study.
Geographic Coverage: National; The evaluation must be of a program in the United States to be included in the Meta-Analysis. Trajectories and Job Changes datasets are constructed from datasets intended to be nationally representative.
Study Populations: Adult Workers
Unit(s) of Observation: Individuals
Topics: Employment and Training
Research method: Secondary Data Analysis
Sampling Method: To identify evaluations for the meta-analysis researchers used prior work and updated with eligible evaluations identified through a web-based literature search. The trajectories dataset uses data from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The job changes dataset uses data from the CPS and the SIPP. The transitions dataset uses data combined from Emsi and OEWS. Please refer to Building Better Pathways: An Analysis of Career Trajectories and Occupational Transitions Appendix B: Dataset Construction for more details on the CTOT data.

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