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"Million missing jobs: The Lingering pain of the Great Recession" is a podcast interview with Tony Carnevale, the Director of The Center for Education and Workforce at Georgetown University. Carnevale returns to the Finer Point Series with Radio Higher Ed to discuss his latest report Million Missing Jobs: The Lingering Pain of the Great Recession. Carnevale discusses how the American economy has changed significantly over the past 30 years, particularly with regard to its reliance on higher education as a provider of occupational training. This emphasis on higher education, from an economic standpoint, has led to growing gaps. Carnevale’s latest report demonstrates that despite efforts to recoup from the Great Recession, the economy still has not regained the position that would have been created had the Recession not occurred. Additionally, Carnevale discusses how higher education has been used as a leverage against oppression for minorities and women, but that these populations tend to seek degrees in disciplines with lower earnings capacity. Finally, Carnevale offers his thoughts regarding presidential candidates’ plans for higher education.

Interview facilitation, commentary and discussion presented by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin, and Elise Scanlon of Radio Higher Ed.

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