Posts Tagged ‘education’

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    Which College Majors Earn More?

    Jul 14, 11 • 76 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Debates, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Although the unemployment rate is 9.2% for the entire labor force, it is 4.4% for college grads (and 10% for high school graduates, no college). But which college graduates earn more? It depends on your undergraduate major. Counseling psychology or petroleum...

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    More Education Matters

    Mar 12, 11 • 105 Views • Businesses, Economic Debates, Government, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    15-year old U.S. students ranked #24 for math in an OECD assessment program (PISA). For reading, they placed #15. In a Teaching Company lecture called “Underperforming Schools” Wake Forest economist Robert Whaples suggests how we might raise our...

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    Visiting the Labor Market

    Mar 9, 11 • 91 Views • Households, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    We might need to adjust how we think about the labor market. Yes, we know that the unemployment rate for February was 8.9% and that 13.7 million people are jobless.  However, to encourage thoughts about the future, an M.I.T. economist tells us more....

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    The Right Stuff

    Feb 10, 11 • 109 Views • Government, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    Giving a grade of “One Pinocchio,” the Washington Post assessed the accuracy of President Obama’s February 7, 2011 speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Most interesting, though, were the topics on which he focused. Yes, President Obama...

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    Mothers and Human Capital

    Jan 10, 11 • 96 Views • Households, Innovation, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In The Wall Street Journal, a Chinese mother discusses her rules for her children which include: 1) only A’s, 2) no play dates, 3) no parts in school plays, 4) no TV,  5) no sleepovers, 6) play the piano or violin for several hours daily....