Some high school graduates may forego attending colleges altogether as their parents’ joblessness becomes prolonged.
Disparities in postsecondary schooling and college enrollment rates may increase due to the pandemic and resulting economic fallout.
There is also some indication that the impact of COVID-19 on the career trajectories of new graduates may differ by socioeconomic status.
College graduates from more affluent families may be able to move back to their parents’ home.
In the absence of such policies, COVID-19 may amplify the educational, occupational, and socioeconomic divides among new graduates.