Category Archives: Education

Acquiring Work Experience with Age

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 may … Continue reading

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

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 these … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Degree Holders Concentrated Along the Coasts

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 over … Continue reading

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Do Higher Degrees Always Pay Off? It Depends

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 down … Continue reading

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GED Recipients Have Lower Earnings, are Less Likely to Enter College

Written by Stephanie Ewert Although most people complete high school by earning a traditional high school diploma, some complete a high school equivalency by passing the GED test. Most states and many federal programs consider the GED certificate to be … Continue reading

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