High school-only grads feel effects of unemployment, says Temple's Elesh
A new study finds that of high school graduates who are not in college or do not have a college degree, just 27 percent are employed full-time. "The market has been discriminating against those with high school degrees or less," said Temple sociologist David Elesh. For generations, high school graduates found work in manufacturing and construction. But manufacturing has long been diminished, and the recession "torpedoed" construction, Elesh said.