Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood

Publication Date: June 2008

Publisher: MDRC (Organization)

Author(s): James J. Kemple; Cynthia J. Willner

Research Area: Education; Labor

Keywords: Career Preparation; High Schools

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This report describes how Career Academies influenced students’ labor market prospects and postsecondary educational attainment in the eight years following their expected graduation. The results are based on the experiences of more than 1,400 young people, approximately 85 percent of whom are Hispanic or African-American.