Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • The ROI From College

    Human Capital: The Cost of College

    Aug 24, 13 • 474 Views • No Comments

    Explaining his proposal to make colleges more “accountable and affordable,” President Obama said we need some criteria to rate schools. Why? Measures that would include tuition, graduation numbers, and the proportion of enrolled lower income......  [read more]

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    Human Capital: 20th Century Time Use and Jelly Beans

    Aug 10, 13 • 691 Views • No Comments

    If you live close to the average of 79 years, using 28,835 jelly beans to represent each day, here is how you might spend your life: In a 1930 essay, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that......  [read more]

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    Human Capital: A Student Loan Crisis?

    Jul 14, 13 • 1301 Views • No Comments

    1. During the great recession, student debt increased. 2. Consequently, student loan delinquencies went up. 3. But graduates are benefiting from their degrees. 4. For one type of a federal student loan held by close to 10 million people, the congressionally......  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Backup Singers

    Jun 27, 13 • 416 Views • No Comments

    Last night at the Nantucket Film Festival, I saw the new documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom.” Focusing on the (unknown) backup singers who worked with mega stars like Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger, the film had great music and a good story.......  [read more]

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    Human Capital: How We Talk

    Jun 21, 13 • 371 Views • No Comments

    Joshua Katz, a graduate student at North Carolina State University, created a mesmerizing series of 122 visualizations showing regional differences in US pronunciation. Beyond statistics and linguistics, his data could have economic significance. But......  [read more]