Working Papers

Where’s the Crisis? How Undergraduate Enrollment Patterns Influence Growth in Student Debt

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-10   August 2018

Author(s): Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky

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Smooth Sailing in a Perfect Storm of Student Debt? Change and Inequality in Borrowing and Returns to Advanced Degrees

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-9   August 2018

Author(s): Jaymes Pyne and Eric Grodsky

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The Role of Career Services Programs and Sociocultural Factors in Student Career Development

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-8   June 2018

Author(s): Mun Yuk Chin, Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen, and Matthew T. Hora

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Skilled Non-College Occupations in the U.S.

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-7   June 2018

Author(s): Matías D. Scaglione

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College Attendance among Low-Income Youth: Explaining Differences across Wisconsin High Schools

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-6   April 2018

Author(s): Noah Hirschl and Christian Michael Smith

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Hiring as an Experiment: Reframing the Skills Shortage

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-04   February 2018

Author(s): A. Nelse Grundvig

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Social Networks and Skills Instruction: A Pilot Study of STEM College Educators and Employers in Wisconsin and New York

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-3   January 2018

Author(s): Ross J. Benbow, Changhee Lee, and Matthew T. Hora

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Supply and Demand for Public School Teachers in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-2   January 2018

Author(s): Peter Goff, Bradley Carl, and Minseok Yang

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Hiring as Cultural Gatekeeping into Occupational Communities: Implications for College Students, Faculty, and Career Advisors

WCER Working Paper No. 2018-1   January 2018

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora

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The Role of Place: Labor Market Dynamics in Rural and Non-rural School Districts

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-4   September 2017

Author(s): Peter T. Goff and Ellie M. Bruecker

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Kindergarten Readiness in Wisconsin

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-3   September 2017

Author(s): Eric Grodsky, Yiyue Huangfu, H. Rose Miesner, and Chiara Packard

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Cultural Capital at Work: How Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills Are Taught, Trained and Rewarded in a Chinese Technical College

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-02   July 2017

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora and Chelsea A. Blackburn Cohen

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Including Recently Arrived English Learners in State Accountability Systems: An Empirical Illustration of Models

WCER Working Paper No. 2017-1   March 2017

Author(s): H. Gary Cook, Narek Sahakyan, and Robert Linquanti

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Beyond the Skills Gap: How the Lack of Systemic Supports for Teaching and Learning Undermines Employer, Student, and Societal Interests

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-9   December 2016

Author(s): Matthew T. Hora, Ross J. Benbow, and Amanda K. Oleson

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Interpretation and Use of K–12 Language Proficiency Assessment Score Reports: Perspectives of Educators and Parents

WCER Working Paper No. 2016-8   November 2016

Author(s): Ahyoung Alicia Kim, Akira Kondo, Alissa Blair, Lorena Mancilla, Mark Chapman, and Carsten Wilmes

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