Category Archives: Education

When Off-Campus College Students are Excluded, Poverty Rates Fall in Many College Towns

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Tweet Written by: Alemayehu Bishaw What happens to the poverty rate of a community when you exclude college students who live off-campus? A new working paper, Examining the Effect of Off-Campus College Students on Poverty Rates, using  American Community Survey … Continue reading

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Acquiring Work Experience with Age

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Tweet Written by: Rebecca Chenevert and Daniel Litwok In the workplace, we expect age to be an important factor in how much people are paid—as we get older, we gain experience and our value to employers increases. However, that expectation … Continue reading

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State and Local Government Workers: Where Do They Work? In our Schools

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman Yesterday, the Census Bureau released estimates from the 2011 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll.  The total number of state and local government workers in March 2011 declined slightly to 19.4 million.  Where do … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts

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Tweet Written by Julie Siebens More than 18 million students were enrolled in undergraduate education in 2009. At some point in their education, these students will declare a major field of study. Their chosen fields will influence many other decisions … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

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Tweet Written by Stephanie Ewert Many statistics suggest that education is a key way to improve one’s economic position in life.  Consequently, parents often stress the importance of education to their kids in hopes of ensuring economic success for them … Continue reading

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