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Tag Archives: higher education
A college degree is more than a wall ornament – it represents immense financial benefits for graduates. These rewards have become even more apparent during the long financial downturn, which have seen widening wage and employment gaps between college graduates … Continue reading
Today I want to post a roundup of some items in the news that piqued my interest, we have poverty measurement, disabilities, spending on children in the US, Medicaid and mortality, getting high schoolers to go to college, and health/income … Continue reading
Last week Ben chipped in on U.K. higher education reform. I don’t know why he avoided it until now, but I might guess it was for much the same reason that I did. The same reason I was leery of … Continue reading
Having previously kept quiet about the sharp rise in student fees in England, I finally cracked and wrote this post over at the Sociological Imagination. In short: I think the student march was the right protest for the wrong reasons
Graduates’ protests against rising higher education fees have revealed a sleepy discontent about the impact of loans on students’ welfare, despite Timo‘s arguments in their favour. In this post, I compare loans for HE in Britain and Sweden, arguing that British system … Continue reading
Timo Idema argues that graduates should pay for their own education – on fairness grounds. A recent report by the OECD finds that — on average, across OECD countries — a higher educated male’s gross earnings are 300,000 US dollars* … Continue reading