HKS Authors

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Academic Dean
Isabelle and Scott Black Professor of Political Economy, HKS; Professor of Education and Economics, HGSE


In this playbook, we provide a framework to help college better deliver on the American Dream. We create a coherent, comprehensive taxonomy of the landscape of college-to-jobs programs and policies through a review of the existing academic research according to a set of common criteria. With a focus on public two-year and four-year colleges, Minority Serving Institutions and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, we identify 13 “interventions” within the college ecosystem that could be used to ease the transition into good jobs in the workforce.


Deming, David, Joseph B. Fuller, Rachel Lipson, Kerry McKittrick, Ali Epstein, and Emma Catalfamo. "Delivering on the Degree: The College-to-Jobs Playbook." Project on Workforce, Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, April 2023.