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Career Pathways Long-term Outcomes Study, 2016 - 2021

Project Overview

The Career Pathways Long-term Outcomes Study is rigorously evaluating the long-term impact of career pathways programs first studied in the federally-sponsored Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Impact Study and Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Study. The studies will use administrative data and survey responses to examine long-term impacts on educational progress, labor market outcomes, and family well-bring approximately six years after enrollment into the study. Intermediate program impacts are being assessed at approximately three years after enrollment into the study through the Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes (CPIO) Study.

Key evaluation questions that will be addressed in these studies include:

  • What are the longer-term effects of the PACE and HPOG programs on their populations of interest?
  • How do effects of career pathways programs vary over time, across outcomes or domains, by occupational sector, by program model and by participant characteristics?
  • How can career pathways models be adjusted to promote longer-term outcomes for participants?

This work is being conducted by Abt Associates and its partner MEF Associates.

The points of contact are Nicole Constance and Amelia Popham.