Higher Education

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COVID – Its impact US college majors

The Great Recession led to big changes in what US college students chose to study. The downturn, which started in 2008, led a shift towards more job-oriented majors, at the expense of the humanities and social sciences. After remaining relatively stable over the previous decade, the share of all students majoring in the humanities or … Continue reading

COVID and Higher Education in US – Students are 25% more likely to go to a school that has a strong online program

Students are 25% more likely to go to a school that has a strong online program nowthan they were just 90 days ago, but colleges aren’t prepared. [L]ike every other institution, the college system is organized to protect the institution and not serve its primary constituents. Education was never designed for the student: It was … Continue reading

Gender Higher Education Gap – A faster growth among women in participation but predominantly in the fields of education, and health and welfare

• The last few decades have been marked by faster growth among women in participation in higher education than among men, which has reversed gender inequalities in tertiary attainment in almost all OECD and partner countries. On average across OECD countries, 51% of 25-34 year-old women held a tertiary degree in 2017, compared to 38% of … Continue reading

COVID and Higher Education in UK – Universities will be hit harder than hospitality

Education will be the sector of the economy hardest hit by an extended lockdown in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new analysis. The impact on education is forecast to be greater even than that on the hospitality industry, which has been almost entirely closed down by efforts to contain the spread of … Continue reading

COVID and Higher Education in US – Will it be ready to get people back to work?

The traditional strengths of American higher education – the measured and careful design of curriculum, two and four-year degrees that represent substantial learning over time, a rich coming-of-age experience for those who can afford it, stunning campuses – may not be enough to meet the challenges that lie ahead. For this economic crisis, America needs a … Continue reading

COVID and Higher Education – What a recession means

Increasing unemployment and lost revenue for states means that many states will be strapped for cash. Unfortunately, when state budgets become tighter, higher education is one of the first budget lines legislators and governors cut. That’s because they have competing expenses—like Medicaid, prisons, and pensions—and higher education is often the easiest to cut. When states … Continue reading

Grade Changes in College – Male students are more likely to receive favorable review research finds

Women and men differ across a variety of behaviors, including their tendency to negotiate. The difference in propensity to negotiate has been argued to contribute to the gender gap in the labor market. In a new IZA discussion paper, Cher Li and Basit Zafar study whether and why there are gender differences in grade changes … Continue reading

Grads in US – Recent college graduates are more likely to be out of work than the population as a whole

Millions of Americans are seeing little return from their expensive college degrees — even in today’s hot job market. For the first time in decades, recent college graduates are more likely to be out of work than the population as a whole, according to the New York Federal Reserve. And for the lower-earning half of … Continue reading

Higher Education and Labour Market – Maths and English, attitudes towards HE formed by age 14 and parental advice and aspirations are determining pathways

In this paper, we evaluate the education-to-employment transitions of young people in the years immediately following the end of their compulsory schooling and as they enter the labour market for the first time. We construct their detailed post-school histories and examine their early labour market experiences, in order to address three main research questions: 1. … Continue reading

Higher Education in UK – Detailed case studies of partnerships for high-level skills

The UK has a world-class university system that plays a crucial role in producing a highly skilled workforce that can meet the rapidly shifting needs of the country. To remain responsive, the sector is developing new models and approaches. Partnerships between higher education, further education, employers and other parts of the tertiary education system are … Continue reading

Higher Education in Ontario – A province-wide assessment of core transferable skills that focuses on literacy, numeracy and critical thinking

Ontario’s postsecondary education system would be best served by a set of performance metrics that would measure, among other things, the skills students acquire during their studies, the link between programs and job success, and institutional financial performance, argues a new paper by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. In the 2019 budget, the … Continue reading

Children of immigrants in Canada – More likely to complete postsecondary studies

Based on integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines the education and labour market outcomes of a cohort of children with an immigrant background who were aged 13 to 17 in 2006. In this study, the outcomes of children of immigrant parents from different regions are compared with those of children … Continue reading

Post-Secondary Education, Retraining and Lifelong Learning in Canada – Canadians’ perceptions

Canada’s rapidly changing labour market creates both opportunities and challenges that force us to reflect on the future of work and learning. For post-secondary institutions, this raises many important questions about how best to support learners coming to them at all stages of their lives. To gain a better understanding of what Canadians expect, CICan … Continue reading

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 – 1,400 universities across 92 countries

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 includes almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The only university ranking to … Continue reading

Higher Education – Estimates of labour market outcomes vary considerably by subject area

In this study, we investigate the value of progression associated with different vocational qualifications disaggregated by subject area of study. Previous analyses of labour market outcomes by subject of study demonstrated that estimates of labour market outcomes vary considerably by subject area, but this is in part as a result of the choice of counterfactual. … Continue reading

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