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Over-educated / In 1970, only one in 100 taxi drivers and chauffeurs in the US had a college degree, today 15

In 1970, only one in 100 taxi drivers and chauffeurs in the US had a college degree, according to an analysis of labour statistics by Ohio University’s Richard Vedder, Christopher Denhart and Jonathan Robe. Today, 15 out of 100 do. Continue reading

Over-educated / College Degree Required

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job. Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the … Continue reading

Canada / Up to 76.3% of the immigrant males and 71.8% of the females are over-educated study finds

“The contribution of immigrants to a host country’s welfare largely depends on the degree to which their foreign education translates into useable qualifications and skills in the host labour market. A common finding is of the imperfect transferability of human capital across countries” writes Mesbah Fathy Sharaf in Job-Education Mismatch and Its Impact on the Earnings of Immigrants: … Continue reading

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