About JA - research findings
Survey Results and White Papers
Teens and Personal Finance Survey - 2011
Read what teens are saying about how they manage money and when they want to learn these important skills.
A Solution to Increasing Graduation Rates - April 2011
This paper provides an overview of the high school dropout issue in the U.S., how school districts and states are responding to this issue, and how Junior Achievement USA is part of a collaborative solution to increasing graduation rates. In this paper, you will be introduced to key statistics and gain a deeper understanding of how Junior Achievement programs reinforce the value of an education and bridge the gap between what is being taught in school and how it can be applied in the real world.
Government Stimulus and Economic Recovery
Did the 2009 federal economic stimulus work? Although the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act helped pull the economy out of a serious recession that might have nosedived into a depression, it was not nearly as effective as the government had predicted. This cutting-edge Junior Achievement report discusses the U.S. policymaking process, why the economic recovery is lagging, and the outlook for 2011-12.
The Rise and Fall of the U.S. Housing Market
This JA Critical Issues paper provides a context for understanding America’s current housing crisis. Through this paper, the reader will understand how the economic crisis impacted individual homeowners and the entire housing industry.
Job Shadow White Paper - 2010
The high school drop-out crisis has far-reaching economic implications. Read how Junior Achievement and AT&T are tackling the issue by providing students with real-world job shadow experiences that enhance the relevancy of education.
Executive Summary - Financial Literacy Impact of JA Programs
Executive Summary - Work-Readiness Impact of JA Program Participation