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Paul Harrington

Paul Harrington, Ph.D.

Professor
One Drexel Plaza

harrington@drexel.edu
215-571-3855

Program Affiliation:

M.S., Higher Education


Research Interests:

  • Health Labor Markets
  • Teen and Young Adult Job Access
  • College Labor Market
  • High School to College Transition
  • Drop-Outs
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Job Market Transition
  • Disability in the Labor Market
  • Older Workers
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Economic Outlook
  • Immigrants in the College Labor Market
  • Workforce Development, Planning, and Evaluation

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University 
    Director, Center for Labor Markets and Policy (January 2011 – present)
  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Professor (January 2011 – present)
  • Northeastern University
    Associate Director, Center for Labor Market Studies (1985 – present)
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor (Washington, D.C.)
    Labor Economist (1975-80)

Publications:

Selected Works:

  • “Labor Market Problems Experienced by Teens and Young Adults with Functional Mental Limitations,” Work: Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Forthcoming.
  • “The Aging of the American Workforce and Disability: A Widespread Need for Accommodations and Universal Design Strategies,” Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Special Issue (Forthcoming) January 2012.
  • “Rising Mal-Employment and the Great Recession: The Growing Disconnection between Recent College Graduates and the College Labor Market,” Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol. 75, 2011, pp. 51-65.
  • “The Collapse of the Labor Market for 16- to 24-Year-Olds,” Cascade: A Community Development Publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, No. 78, Fall 2011, pp. 6-7.
  • “People with Disabilities in Higher Education and the Labor Market: A Research Summary of the Postsecondary and Labor Market Experiences, Transitions and Outcomes of People with Disabilities,” prepared for the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation, October 2011.
  • “Non Farm Payroll Employment Developments among States during the Great Recession and the Jobless Recovery,” prepared for the National Association of Workforce Boards, Washington DC, August 2011.
  • “The Increased Presence of Older Workers in the Massachusetts Labor Market: Implications for Workforce Development Policies, Workplace Accommodation, and Universal Design,” paper prepared for the Commonwealth Corporation, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2011.
  • “Rising Demand for Older Workers Despite the Economic Recession: Accommodation and Universal Design for the New American Workforce,”Public Policy and Aging Report, Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 11-17, Winter 2011.
  • “The Underemployment of Persons with Disabilities during the Great Recession,” The Rehabilitation Professional, Volume 19, Number 1, 2011, pp. 3-10.

For a complete list of publications, visit The Center for Labor Markets & Policy website.