Higher Education

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Post-Secondary Education Gap in British Columbia – Forgoing up to $7.9 billion in GDP and over $1.8 billion in lost tax revenues annually

British Columbia’s economy is forgoing up to $7.9 billion in GDP and over $1.8 billion in lost tax revenues annually, because too few people have the education and skills needed to help businesses innovate and grow. • Reliance on workers with post-secondary education (PSE) has grown in recent decades. In 1991–92, the share of jobs … Continue reading

Students Grants – Within 10 years, imputed taxes fully recoup total government expenditures research

We estimate the effect of grant aid on poor college students’ attainment and earnings using student-level administrative data from four-year public colleges in Texas. To identify these effects, we exploit a discontinuity in grant generosity as a function of family income. Eligibility for the maximum Pell Grant significantly increases degree receipt and earnings beginning four … Continue reading

Higher Ed in US – Low-income undergraduates are most likely to attend the schools with the least resources and worst outcomes

As higher education researcher Kelly Rosinger writes in this paper, the Equality of Opportunity Project’s Mobility Report Card data “provide the clearest picture we have to date of the role that colleges play in access, success, and upward mobility.” There’s some very good news in the Mobility Report Cards study. First and foremost, there are … Continue reading

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations – Improved labour market indicators for youth and student employment

Increasingly, Canadian students are facing difficult decisions regarding their career paths and finding gainful employment after graduation. Proper data is needed for students to make informed career decisions, and it is also essential to facilitate evidence-based employment policy at all levels of government. Despite the difficulties youth and students have continued to face in securing … Continue reading

Canadian Alliance of Student Associations – Investing in Transitioning Post-Secondary Students into the Workforce

Canada’s youth, post-secondary students, and recent graduates face significant obstacles in their efforts to transition into the workplace. Unemployment and under- employment among these groups remain stubbornly high. This is particularly problematic for underrepresented and marginalized youth. Student debt has also risen steadily in recent years, putting more pressure on students to find work that … Continue reading

Universities in UK – Almost one million jobs, and add £21.5 billion to GDP

The higher education sector is vital to the UK economy. In 2014–15 it supported almost one million jobs, and contributed £21.5 billion to UK gross domestic product.​ This report​ investigates the economic contribution that universities make annually​ to the UK economy through generating GDP, jobs and taxes, and their longer-term impact on the UK. The research – carried out for … Continue reading

School-to-Work Transition – 5 main types of regimes

This report presents the comparative overview of the school-to-work (STW) transition pathways, structures and related effectiveness in eight countries : Estonia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the UK. In addition, France was reviewed where possible as representing a particular Continental STW transition model. We have applied the Pohl and Walther’s typology of … Continue reading

Immigrants with University Education in Canada – A large earnings gap with their Canadian‑born counterparts, even in the long term

The number of international students pursuing education in countries with advanced economies has been rising rapidly over recent decades. International students are often regarded as an important group of young and well‑educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. However, a few studies from Australia, Canada and the United States have shown that the earnings … Continue reading

Degree Reclamation in US – 35 million aged 25 years and older have “some college, no degree”

MILLIONS OF AMERICANS have attended college, accruing significant amounts of college credit, without ever receiving a college credential that appropriately recognizes their learning and effort. In 2015, there were more than 35 million such Americans aged 25 years and older, a group widely recognized as having “some college, no degree.” Millions of Americans enter higher … Continue reading

Integration of University-Educated Immigrants in Canada – Pre-landing Canadian work experience plays an increasing role

International students are increasingly regarded as an important group of young and well-educated individuals from which to select permanent residents. In December 2015 there were 353,000 international students with a valid study permit in Canada, up from 84,000 in December 1995. Of the international students admitted to Canada in the early 2000s, 25% became permanent … Continue reading

Non-Cognitive Skills – University education has significant effects study finds

Recently, a public debate has emerged on whether universities teach the right skill-sets that prepare students for a continuously changing and globally expanding labor market. Various articles from leading scholars and journalists emphasize that university education falls short of teaching students creativity, socioemotional skills, attributes of ownership, and the ability to learn on the fly. … Continue reading

Grads in France – They obtain on average about 82% of their potential earnings after three years

It is no longer the norm for an individual leaving full-time education in France to obtain a job on a standard employment contract. Typically a young person will spend a number of years moving between fixed-term contracts, special employment measures and, in some cases, unemployment1. However young persons do not remain young, and at some … Continue reading

Grads in US – 51 Percent feel underemployed

Why do new college graduates end up so disillusioned, underemployed and undervalued after a couple years of work? The Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study highlights the disparity between new graduate expectations and the reality of the working world, and examines how employers can improve the employee experience to attract and retain top … Continue reading

Grads in UK – A significant difference between their expectations and their experiences

For the second year in a row, the results of the Accenture Strategy UK University Graduate Employment Study highlight a significant difference between the expectations of new university graduates and the experiences of recent graduates. The class of 2016 is entering the workforce with confidence in how they have been prepared and great expectations for … Continue reading

Higher Education and Job in India – 27 Grads for each new job

The discourse on jobs has captured popular imagination in recent months. The availability of reliable data on employment in India, on the other hand, has always been sparse but we have culled out data from various government surveys (Labour Bureau, National Sample Surveys), from the Central Bank, the IT industry body and others to arrive … Continue reading

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