Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Folbre clinks the mister higher Ed lobby

"The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics regularly projects the growth of specific occupations in the U.S., noting which occupations tend to require a college degree. Its official estimate of the percentage of all jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree or above in the U.S. in 2012 was 17.9%. Its projection for ten years down the road, in 2022, is 18.1%.68 This is not a pretty picture for a generation between the ages of 25 and 29 in which 30% of men and almost 40% of women have achieved a bachelor’s degree."